Date of Award


Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

William F. Millington

Second Advisor

Ellen Rasch

Third Advisor

Eugene S. McDonough

Fourth Advisor

Walter Fredricks

Fifth Advisor

Robert Costello


The goal of the present study is 1) to determine the timing of cataphyll and foliage leaf initiation with particular reference to the transition from cataphyll to foliage leaf production in the developing bud, 2) to study and compare the development of cataphyll and foliage leaf primordia for similarities or differences and 3) to determine the casual factors regulating the development of primordia as cataphylls or foliage leaves.



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