American Potato Journal

, Volume 40, Issue 4, pp 109–114 | Cite as

The behavior of a chlorophyll mutant inSolanum vernei (Bitt. et Wittm.)

  • Barbara A. Jones
  • Robert L. Plaisted
  • L. C. Peterson


In theSolatium vernei stocks at Cornell University a chlorophyll mutant was discovered, this deficient mutant was inherited by a single Mendelian recessive which was designated ‘gg’. Preliminary determinations of chlorophyll content showed that the mutant allele in its homozygous condition affected the quantity of chlorophyll in the leaf tissue.


Chlorophyll Chlorophyll Content AMERICAN Potato Journal Total Chlorophyll Total Chlorophyll Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara A. Jones
  • Robert L. Plaisted
    • 1
  • L. C. Peterson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant BreedingUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyCornell UniversityIthaca

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