EVIDENCE FOR A NEW SINGLE GENE TRAIT CONTROLLING PRE-MATURE DEFOLIATION IN PEACH

J.X. Chaparro, T.G. Beckman
Several populations of peach [Prunus persica (L.) Batsch] seedlings in the Southeastern United States moderate chill peach cultivar development program were observed to produce a stunted phenotype that displayed pre-mature defoliation. Early defoliating seedlings displayed chlorotic leaves which abscised prior to reaching full size. These populations appear to trace to a single source. Relative proportions of normal vs. stunted/early defoliating seedlings appear to be consistent with a recessive trait controlled by a single gene.
Chaparro, J.X. and Beckman, T.G. (2012). EVIDENCE FOR A NEW SINGLE GENE TRAIT CONTROLLING PRE-MATURE DEFOLIATION IN PEACH. Acta Hortic. 962, 147-149
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.962.21
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2012.962.21
Prunus persica, breeding
English

Acta Horticulturae