EXPERIMENTS IN CHANGING THE NATURE OF WHEAT THROUGH VEGETATIVE HYBRIDIZATION
ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD
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Introduction into the tissues of an embryo, that is beginning to develop, nutritive substances unadapted to its nature, diverts the course of the developmental processes from the normal and, as a result, new properties are formed in the plant cells these properties appear in the form of distinguishing morphological and physiological plant characteristics. Various new characteristics do not appear immediately in the year the grafting is performed, but they continue to form and develop in subsequent generations. The instability of characteristics, the disappearance of former ones, appearance of new ones, indicate a mutability, an inconstancy of the inherited nature of vegetative hybrid plants. Cells and tissues, the generative as well as the somatic, consist of multiple properties within the limits of a single plant, a single spike, spikelet, bud.
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