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From A. W. Rimpau   10 December 1877

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Summary

Sends his paper ["Die selbst-sterilität des Roggens", Landwirtsch. Jahrb. 6 (1877): 1073–6] on self-sterility in Secale cereale. AWR was wrong in claiming Beta vulgaris was perfectly self-sterile.

Reports results of crossing wheat varieties. In the first generation offspring are always uniform; some are intermediate, some resemble one parent. In the second generation, on the contrary, he got a diversity of parental and intermediate forms.

Summary

Sends his paper ["Die selbst-sterilität des Roggens", Landwirtsch. Jahrb. 6 (1877): 1073–6] on self-sterility in Secale cereale. AWR was wrong in claiming Beta vulgaris was perfectly self-sterile.

Reports results of crossing wheat varieties. In the first generation offspring are always uniform; some are intermediate, some resemble one parent. In the second generation, on the contrary, he got a diversity of parental and intermediate forms.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-11273
From
Arnold Dietrich Wilhelm (Wilhelm) Rimpau
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Schlanstedt
Source of text
DAR 176: 159
Physical description
2pp †

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11273,” accessed on 18 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-11273.xml

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