Burbank, Luther, 1849-1926 / Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application
[Final selection -- the most important task of all], pp. -303 ff.
Variation in Corn Seed Mr. Burbank finds material for most of his experi- ments in variations as to one quality or another that appear among plants of the same species. It may or may not be necessary to accentuate variaton by hybridizing experiments. The range of variation that may be shown in the seed of a single species is illustrated in this lot of kernels of corn, which show surprising diversity in shape, size, and color. Numberlss new varieties could be devel- oped through selective breeding from such a lot of seed as this.
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