THE HYBRIDITY PHENOMENA OF INTRA AND INTERSPECIFIC CROSSES IN THE GENUS PARTHENIUM L.

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Title:
THE HYBRIDITY PHENOMENA OF INTRA AND INTERSPECIFIC CROSSES IN THE GENUS PARTHENIUM L.
Author:
GOMEZ-CONTRERAS, HECTOR.
Issue Date:
1982
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Four species of the genus Parthenium were involved in a hybridization attempt. The species were: guayule (Parthenium argentatum Gray), Parthenium fruticosum Less, Parthenium bipinnatifidum (Ortega) Rollins, and Parthenium incanum H. B. K. Primary attention was given to the formation of hybrids between P. argentatum and P. fruticosum. Characteristics of the latter species such as size, growth rate, possible disease resistance, and wider geographical adaptation were desirable for transfer to P. argentatum. Reciprocal crosses were made between these two species and the production of hybrids was not difficult. However, in the case of selfing, backcross and sibcrosses, germination percent was 0.86 from a total of 3,471 achenes. Therefore, a search for the cause or causes of the negative results was initiated. The factors which were considered of primary interest were: incompatibility, genic and chromosomal sterility, pollination and planting techniques, and seed germination treatment. Incompatibility was considered the main limiting factor in the formation of a backcross population. Rubber analysis was performed in the interspecific hybrids. Mean rubber percent for hybrids between P. artentatum and P. fruticosum was 1.19; and for the reciprocal cross it was 0.39. Hybrids of the cross P. fruticosum x P. bipinnatifidum had a mean rubber percent of 0.19.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Parthenium -- Breeding.; Guayule -- Breeding.; Plant hybridization.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Plant Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTHE HYBRIDITY PHENOMENA OF INTRA AND INTERSPECIFIC CROSSES IN THE GENUS PARTHENIUM L.en_US
dc.creatorGOMEZ-CONTRERAS, HECTOR.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGOMEZ-CONTRERAS, HECTOR.en_US
dc.date.issued1982en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractFour species of the genus Parthenium were involved in a hybridization attempt. The species were: guayule (Parthenium argentatum Gray), Parthenium fruticosum Less, Parthenium bipinnatifidum (Ortega) Rollins, and Parthenium incanum H. B. K. Primary attention was given to the formation of hybrids between P. argentatum and P. fruticosum. Characteristics of the latter species such as size, growth rate, possible disease resistance, and wider geographical adaptation were desirable for transfer to P. argentatum. Reciprocal crosses were made between these two species and the production of hybrids was not difficult. However, in the case of selfing, backcross and sibcrosses, germination percent was 0.86 from a total of 3,471 achenes. Therefore, a search for the cause or causes of the negative results was initiated. The factors which were considered of primary interest were: incompatibility, genic and chromosomal sterility, pollination and planting techniques, and seed germination treatment. Incompatibility was considered the main limiting factor in the formation of a backcross population. Rubber analysis was performed in the interspecific hybrids. Mean rubber percent for hybrids between P. artentatum and P. fruticosum was 1.19; and for the reciprocal cross it was 0.39. Hybrids of the cross P. fruticosum x P. bipinnatifidum had a mean rubber percent of 0.19.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectParthenium -- Breeding.en_US
dc.subjectGuayule -- Breeding.en_US
dc.subjectPlant hybridization.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePlant Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8217415en_US
dc.identifier.oclc681954268en_US
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