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Leaf mutations induced in black gram by x rays and ethyl methanesulfonate

Rao, S.A.; Jana, M.K.

Environmental and Experimental Botany 16(2-3): 151-154


ISSN/ISBN: 0098-8472
Accession: 005799292

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Four new leaf mutants, crinkled-leaf, waxy-leaf, narrow-leaf and unifoliate were induced in black gram, Phaseolus mungo, following treatments with X-rays and/or ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS). The crinkled-leaf and waxy-leaf mutants had normal fertility and vitality, whereas the narrow-leaf mutant was partially sterile and the unifoliate (an extreme dwarf) completely sterile. All the mutants except unifoliate behaved as monogenic, recessive to the normal.

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