Polyploids of Inbreds and O.P. Variety of Pearl Millet

Minocha, J.L. and Sharma, H.L and Gill, B.S. (1972) Polyploids of Inbreds and O.P. Variety of Pearl Millet. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 32 (2). pp. 211-214.

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Tetraploidy was induced in pearl millet, Pennisetum typhoides (Burm.) S. & H., var. T-55. The quadrivalent frequency in the induced tetraploid was lower than that in the tetraploid of BIL-4, an inbred derived from the open-pollinated variety T-55. Besides univalents, bivalents, trivalents and quadrivalents, a low frequency of cells showed hexavalents. In some cells, trivalents were observed without the corresponding number of univalents. This supports previous studies which suggest that five is the basic number for the genus. The tetraploids were inferior to standard diploid varieties in green fodder yield.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2012 05:13
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2012 05:13
Official URL: http://indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ij...
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/3496

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