Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 46, Issue 7, pp 347–351 | Cite as

Quantitative studies on the mating system of jute (Corchorus capsularis L.)

  • S. L. Basak
  • P. Paria


Nearly 35,000 individuals of C. capsularis were scored for selfing versus outcrossing in various populations. Different marker loci, such as anthocyanin pigmentation (C/c), serrated leaf (Sr/sr) and fasciated stem (Fs/fs), were used to determine the male gametes which had effected fertilization. The estimates of the outcrossing parameter, α were found to differ with years, locations and for the marker locus used in the estimation. The outcrossing for C/c was lowest, the outcrossing for Fs/fs was highest and that for Sr/sr was intermediate. The nature of outcrossing, in general, was nonrandom. Selfing predominated in this species.


Mating System Quantitative Study Marker Locus Male Gamete Anthocyanin Pigmentation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. Basak
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. Paria
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Kalyani UniversityNadia, West BengalIndia
  2. 2.Jute Agricultural Research InstituteBarrackpore, West BengalIndia
  3. 3.Indian Jute Industries Research AssociationCalcuttaIndia

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