6. "Tassel‑like ear" and ramosa.


Eyster's "tassel‑like ear" (Maize News Letters 23 and 24) appears to be identical with ra1. The F1 between the two stocks has the typical ramosa ear and tassel.


A small quantity of seed of a ramosa stock carrying Vg (vestigial glume) is available. We are using this stock to facilitate study of the developmental morphology of the ramosa ear and tassel.


Earl R. Leng