The inheritance of chemical phenotype in Cannabis sativa L. (II): Cannabigerol predominant plants

@article{Meijer2005TheIO,
  title={The inheritance of chemical phenotype in Cannabis sativa L. (II): Cannabigerol predominant plants},
  author={Etienne de Meijer and K. M. Hammond},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2005},
  volume={145},
  pages={189-198}
}
This paper aims to clarify the genetic mechanism that is responsible for the accumulation of cannabigerol (CBG) in certain phenotypes of Cannabis sativa L. CBG is the direct precursor of the cannabinoids CBD, THC and CBC. [] Key Method Inbred offspring derived from one such individual were crossed with true breeding THC predominant- and CBD predominant plants, respectively. The segregations in the cross progenies indicate that CBG accumulation is due to the homozygous presence of a minimally functional…

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