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Aleurone color inheritance in corn
« on: 2020-02-16, 08:20:00 AM »
Does anyone have the details on how aleurone color is inherited in corn? I have some of Carol's CCC that I grew near some other corn and few kernels came out bluish color. That makes me think aleurone color is dominant and I hope so cause then it will be easy to select out. Carol also I think, made her manna series from painted Mountain so she had to have selected out the colored aleurone, so once again that makes me think it is dominant.

If it is dominant I can use some of my diverse seed to mix into my flint/flour project and easily pull the colored aleurone back out, no need to discard a whole ear just because a few kernels are colored. Also could plant white seed from ears that are predominately colored without bringing it back into mine.

So is it dominant? Is it related to a singe gene or a combination? Is it variable in expression or quantitative or something like that? Anyone know?
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