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Mineral and trace element composition in induced mutants of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) millsp.)

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Abstract

In the present investigation several mutants isolated during mutagenic studies of pigeonpea were analysed for Ca, Mg, Fe, Zn, Cu, Mn, Cr, Ni. The results have revealed changes in the concentrations of macro and micro mineral elements in the mutant seed material. These changes in concentrations are attributed to the altered genetic structure; due to mutations, the plant system might have absorbed and stored more ‘or’ less amounts of the elements in the seeds.

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Chary, S.N., Bhalla, J.K. Mineral and trace element composition in induced mutants of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) millsp.). Plant Food Hum Nutr 36, 85–92 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01092135

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Key words

  • trace minerals
  • minerals
  • pigeonpea
  • mutants