Volume 5, Issue 1
January 1937, pages 1-32
pp 1-3 January 1937
In sorghum there is a linkage between the factorP for purple leaf-sheath colour andD for juiciness of stalk, with a recombination percentage of 30±1.8.
pp 4-15 January 1937
All sorghum varieties develop a waxy bloom. When heavy this bloom is present on the leaf-sheath, leaf-blade, internode, panicle branch and glume. It is best seen at flowering time. When sparse, the bloom is easily seen at the top of the leaf-sheath, top of the internode, and the base of the under-surface of the leaf. Some groups of sorghum show the bloom in heaviness and others in sparseness. The heavy bloomed condition (H) is a simple dominant to the sparse bloomed condition (h). The factor (H) is independent in inheritance to the leaf-sheath colour factors P and Q, leaf margin disposition factor Mu, grain surface structure factor Z, and the brown grain factors B1 and B2.
pp 16-25 January 1937
pp 26-32 January 1937
Dracunculus is recorded for the first time as a parasite ofVaranus. The structure of the worm has been compared with that ofDracunculus medinensis and it is concluded that it is the same worm which parasitizes the human beings.