5. Brittles and other genes.
Our stock of bt4 is the same as bt1; agreeing with the report in an earlier News Letter. Other brittles are being tested. I understand that bt3 has been lost (does anyone have it?)
The following characters appearing in the corn breeding project and in other material are established:
An excellent white‑striped character -- different from j, sr, f; brittle endosperm; upright tassel, expanded tassel glumes, su2 type endosperm, vivipary, glossy.
Identity and linkage tests are in progress.
K. Das, A.A. Fleming, E. Clark
A.H. Corzo, M. Hashim