Section 6
Chapter 5,671

Induced somatic mutation in mango mangifera indica cultivar langra

Siddiqui, S.H.

Pakistan Journal of Botany 17(1): 75-80


ISSN/ISBN: 0556-3321
Accession: 005670111

Download citation:  

Dormant buds of mango (M. indica L. cv. Langra) exposed to acute .gamma.-irradiation dosages of 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 and 6.0 kR, were grafted onto 1-yr old seedling stock. Dosages of 2.0 and 3.0 kR were satisfactory for the purpose, as measured by bud death and scion growth. A bud graft with 3.0 kR treatment bore fruits of excellent quantity. Compared with the control, the fruits were heavier, larger and had more creamish-yellow pulp. None of the other morphological changes expressed by the mutant fruits, observed over 3 fruiting seasons, were disadvantageous.

PDF emailed within 1 workday: $29.90