Stubby Head, an Induced Facultative Apomict in Pearl Millet

Hanna, W.W. and Powell, J.B. (1973) Stubby Head, an Induced Facultative Apomict in Pearl Millet. Crop Science, 13 (6). pp. 726-728.

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Stubby head is a multi-ovary, -ovule, -embryo sac mutant induced in pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides (Burm.) Stapf. and Hubb.) by dual tr eatment of the rmal neutrons and diethyl sulfate. The mutant has shortened internodes and flattened stems and produces a rosette of leaves around a stubby inflorescence. Cytological tests and progeny tests indicate that it is a facultative apomict. This mutant could make a significant contribution to the improvement of pearl millet if it can be developed into a usable form.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: University of Georgia, College of Agricultural.
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2012 05:12
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2012 05:12
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