Ihtjit Setting, Imheritance Of Nut Colour, Germination And Early Seedling Growth Op Kola (Cola Nitida (Vent.) Schott And Endl

A B S T R A C T

In a diallel cross involving six kola trees, two from each of

the cultivars Laboshie white ex Nigeria, Kumasi white and Kade pink,

a self compatible tree of the Kade pink cultivar was found to be the

most efficient female but the least efficient male parent for fruit set.

The frequency of red, white and pink nuts that segregated in the

progeny of the various crosses suggests that a single locus with multiple

alleles controls the inheritance of kolanut colour.

At physiological fruit maturity, freshly harvested nuts of the

different cultivars showed varying degrees of dormancy when sowed.

Storage of the nuts for two months improved their germination rates

suggesting that dormancy was breaking down.

The most vigrous seedlings were from nuts of the progeny from

crosses between the local cultivars, Kade pink and Kumasi white.

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Osei, J (2021). Ihtjit Setting, Imheritance Of Nut Colour, Germination And Early Seedling Growth Op Kola (Cola Nitida (Vent.) Schott And Endl. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/ihtjit-setting-imheritance-of-nut-colour-germination-and-early-seedling-growth-op-kola-cola-nitida-vent-schott-and-endl

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Osei, Joseph "Ihtjit Setting, Imheritance Of Nut Colour, Germination And Early Seedling Growth Op Kola (Cola Nitida (Vent.) Schott And Endl" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/ihtjit-setting-imheritance-of-nut-colour-germination-and-early-seedling-growth-op-kola-cola-nitida-vent-schott-and-endl. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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Osei, Joseph . "Ihtjit Setting, Imheritance Of Nut Colour, Germination And Early Seedling Growth Op Kola (Cola Nitida (Vent.) Schott And Endl". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Apr. 2021. Web. 22 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/ihtjit-setting-imheritance-of-nut-colour-germination-and-early-seedling-growth-op-kola-cola-nitida-vent-schott-and-endl >.

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Osei, Joseph . "Ihtjit Setting, Imheritance Of Nut Colour, Germination And Early Seedling Growth Op Kola (Cola Nitida (Vent.) Schott And Endl" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 22, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/ihtjit-setting-imheritance-of-nut-colour-germination-and-early-seedling-growth-op-kola-cola-nitida-vent-schott-and-endl