|Simon: Pubs: 94sexp0282|
Sex Plant Reprod (1994) 7:282-286
M. R. Pooler . P. W. Simon
True seed production in garlic
Received: 8 November 1993 / Revision accepted: 1 February 1994
Abstract Despite a long history of obligate vegetative propagation, selected garlic clones can produce sexual seeds. By removing vegetative topsets from the inflorescence and cutting inflorescences from the underground bulb, 63 germinable seeds were produced from 11 garlic clones in Wisconsin. Protein analysis of the seedlings confirms their snygamic origin. The generation of new recombinants through sexual reproduction could have a major impact on garlic production worldwide.
Key words Allium sativum L. . Sexual reproduction
M. R. Pooler1 . P. W. Simon ()