Oil Plants In East Africa

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1947
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Glendon, Hill A.
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It has been suggested that the selection of sesame on too narrow a basis is unlikely to prove advantageous and that a judicious mixture of types with free inter crossing to maintain vigour and to prolong the pollination period is to be preferred [10]. This is a doubtful hypothesis, particularly since the amount of natural crossing in this crop is believed to be small for the reason that the anthers burst in the bud shortly before the corolla unfolds, while at the same time the stigma becomes receptive so that it is covered with pollen at the time the flower opens. However, there is a possibility of a certain amount of natural crossing by insects owing to the occurence of abortive stamens in some flowers
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XII (3), p. 140-152
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