Ethyl methane sulphonate induced dwarf mutants in pearl millet

Gupta, S.K. and Premachandran, M.N. and Choubey, R.N. (1982) Ethyl methane sulphonate induced dwarf mutants in pearl millet. Zeitschrift fur Pflanzenzuchtung, 89 (4). pp. 337-340.

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Pennisetum americanum inbred lines JIB11-3-1 and JIB45-1-6 were treated with 0.2 and 0.4% ethyl methanesulphonate for 4-20 h after soaking in water for 8 h. In the M2, dwarf mutants having slow growth, broad, dark-green leaves and semispreading habit were found. They ranged in height from 21-46 cm, compared with the control, which grew to 190 cm. A high tiller number, delayed flowering and a high number of nodes were characteristic of these mutants. Segregation in the M2 indicated monogenic, recessive inheritance

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Div. Pl. Improvement, Indian Grassland & Fodder Res. Inst., Jhansi, India.
Subjects: Plant Production
Plant Protection
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 14:06
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 14:06

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