Attention is called to a bulletin from Brazil: Effeitos da primeira autofecundacao em tres variedades de milho. Technical bulletin #19, p. 19, with 37 photographic illustrations (five colored plates). Published in Portuguese with an abstract in English, as follows:
"The Genetics Department of the Instituto Agronomico started in 1932 a large maize breeding project based on the production of pure lines to be used for hybrid seed production. Over 3000 vigorous plants of 3 main commercial variations were self-fertilized and part of the seeds of 1812 selected inbred ears was planted out for further selfing. In this paper the author describes some of the more prominent variations found among the selfed ears and also in the progenies. Most of these off-types are compared with similar variations worked out by American geneticists. The variations described here are: (1) premature germination of the seeds on the ears; 2) several cases of defective endosperm; 3) endosperm color (yellow-white); 4) mealy endosperm; 5) Aleurone colors; 6) Pericarp colors; 7) white seedlings; 8) yellow seedlings; 9) zebra striped seedlings; 10) virescent seedlings; 11) pale green seedlings; 12) zebra striped leaves; 13) several kinds of striped leaves; 14) oily spots; 15) several kinds of dwarfs; 16) narrow leaves; 17) crinkly leaves; 18) ramosa (?); 19) rolled leaves; 20) ragged (?) 21) branched ear; 22) several kinds of abnormal sex distribution: male and female plants, extreme cases of 'tassel-seed', etc. -- It is the author's intention to exchange seeds of his genetic material with American geneticists in order that some of the supposed new variations may be conveniently worked out and their genes be located in the maize linkage groups".