Frequency of Mutations Induced by Radiations in Hexaploid Species of Triticum

Swaminathan, M.S.; Rao, M.V.

Science 132(3442): 1842

1960


ISSN/ISBN: 0036-8075
PMID: 17797365
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3442.1842
Accession: 014055283

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Abstract
The frequency of visible mutations induced by x-rays, phosphorus-32, and sulfur-35 was calculated in six hexaploid Triticum species. The species with spelted ears and winter habit showed a much lower mutation rate than the freethreshing, spring wheats.