Inheritance of Linoleic and Oleic Acids in Maize

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Science  26 Mar 1965:
Vol. 147, Issue 3665, pp. 1585-1586
DOI: 10.1126/science.147.3665.1585


Gas-liquid chromatographic analysis of methyl esters of fatty acids of individual maize seeds of parental and segregating populations suggests that desaturation at the Δ12-13 position in oleic acid is under simple Mendelian control. High linoleic acid content is recessive to low.

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