Frequency of Mutations Induced by Radiations in Hexaploid Species of Triticum

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Science  16 Dec 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3442, pp. 1842
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3442.1842


The frequency of visible mutations induced by x-rays, phosphorus-32, and sulfur-35 was calculated in six hexaploid Triticum species. The species with spelted ears and winter habit showed a much lower mutation rate than the freethreshing, spring wheats.