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
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.