Oenothera pp 21-131 | Cite as

Genetics of Oenothera

  • C. Harte
Part of the Monographs on Theoretical and Applied Genetics book series (GENETICS, volume 20)


Soon after Oenothera was introduced into genetics, it was discovered that there were some peculiarities in its genetic behaviour. The laws of Mendelian inheritance, which were within a few years of their rediscovery known to describe the genetic behaviour of hybrid progenies in many cases in plants and animals, seemed not to be applicable to some results observed in Oenothera.


Pollen Tube Reciprocal Translocation Chiasma Frequency Supernumerary Chromosome Chiasma Formation 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Harte
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  1. 1.Institut für EntwicklungsbiologieUniversität KölnKölnGermany

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