Progeny tests on apomictic Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

Murty, U.R. and Rao, N.G.P. (1979) Progeny tests on apomictic Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. Current Science, 48 (23). pp. 1041-1042.

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Four single plants of the apomictic form R473 were emasculated one day before anthesis and each was dusted with pollen from four individual plants of (WS X R473)-27. Grain set in the different crosses was 10-30%. The progenies contained hybrids only, maternal forms only or different proportions of hybrids and maternal forms. The maternal forms, which resulted from apomixis, flowered later, had a more compact panicle and were taller than the hybrids. It is concluded that, unless R473 is heterozygous, the maternal forms could be the products not only of pseudogamous diplospory and apospory, but also of indirect diplospory

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: National Research Centre, IARI Regional Station, Hyderabad, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2012 08:06
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 08:06
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