Leaf-tissue production and water content in a mutant race of Phaseolus vulgaris

Harris, James Arthur (September 1921) Leaf-tissue production and water content in a mutant race of Phaseolus vulgaris. Botanical Gazette, 72 (3). pp. 151-161.

URL: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/3...
DOI: 10.1086/332908


This paper presents the results of an investigation of green weight, dry weight, and of the ratio of green weight to dry weight in primordial leaf tissue in mutant and parental races of Phaseolus vulgaris. The data show that when grown under as nearly identical conditions as possible the primordial leaves of the mutant (tetracotyledonous) show a smaller green weight, a smaller dry weight, and a lower ratio of dry weight to green weight than those of the normal (dicotyledonous) parental race. Thus the tetracotyledonous race is distinguished not merely by striking morphological differences, but by physiological differentiation as well. In this respect the results for the heritable mutant race are in agreement with those for variant individuals within the same strain.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions
organism description > plant
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Communities: Station for Experimental Evolution at Cold Spring Harbor
Depositing User: Elizabeth Pessala
Date: September 1921
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 21:07
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2016 19:35
URI: https://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/32737

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