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Tall Plant

Tall Plant

 

Tall plants produce up to 12 times more gibberellic acid (GA, a plant hormone) than Standard Wisconsin Fast Plants®.  The excess GA causes elongated hypocotyls and stem internodes, so the plants are tall and spindly. Plants tend to be a lighter green than Standard plants.  


This variety of Wisconsin Fast Plants was selected to have a uniform, short flowering time of 15-17 days (somewhat slower than the Standard variety) under recommended growing conditions of continuous light, water, and nutrition.


Tall Plant phenotype is controlled by a single recessive gene (elongated internode, ein). In the homozygous condition, (ein/ein), gibberellic acid is greatly overproduced. Plants will require staking.

Genetic Designation: ein/ein

Investigations

  • Genetics & inheritance patterns
  • Physiology

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