Plant Foods for Human Nutrition

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 115–120

Gamma-rays and EMS induced pentaphyllous mutant in black gram (Vigna mungo)

Authors

  • R. K. Singh
    • Plant Genetics Unit, Botany DepartmentLucknow University
  • S. S. Raghuvanshi
    • Plant Genetics Unit, Botany DepartmentLucknow University
  • Dhan Prakash
    • Protein Chemistry LaboratoryNational Botanical Research Institute
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF01091715

Cite this article as:
Singh, R.K., Raghuvanshi, S.S. & Prakash, D. Plant Food Hum Nutr (1988) 38: 115. doi:10.1007/BF01091715
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Abstract

Pentaphyllous mutants in black gram were isolated in M2 generation of a segregating family, irradiated at 20kR. The genetic nature of mutants was tested by hybridizing with controls, and chi-square tests applied to the F2 population, proved it to be a monogenic recessive. The pentaphyllous mutant had a greater number of pods and leaves per plant and larger and more root nodules. It also showed improved nutritional value with increased seed protein percentage and no increase in TIA (trypsin inhibitor activity).

Key words

Vigna mungogamma-raysEMSmutanttrypsin inhibitor activity

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