is a perennial, autotetraploid oat. In its natural habitat it has a high degree of winter hardiness. The objective of this experiment was to screen 53 backcross progenies of an interspecific cross between the cultivar Brooks (
using a controlled freezing test. No entry tested was more freezing tolerant than the recurrent parent Brooks. These results indicated that freeze tolerance from
had not been introgressed into the progeny. It was suggested that the mechanism for winter hardiness in
is different from that in
and may involve an escape mechanism rather than a genetically controlled freezing resistance mechanism.
Baum, B.R., 1968. Delimitation of genus
(Graninae). Can. J. Bot. 46.121.
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