A new gene for male sterility in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L). Millsp.)

Saxena, K B and Wallis, E S and Byth, D E (1983) A new gene for male sterility in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L). Millsp.). Heredity, 51 (1). pp. 419-421.

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Several forms of female fertile and male sterile mutants in pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L). Millsp.) have been reported. A translucent anther type of male sterile characterised by non-separation of tetrads that is associated with a persistent tapetum is conditioned by a single recessive gene, ms1 (Reddy et al., 1977; Reddy et al., 1978). By contrast, a male sterile plant identified in breeding line B15B by Wallis et al. (1981) has shrivelled, arrowhead-shaped, non-dehiscent, brown-coloured anthers, and the pollen mother cells degenerate at the early tetrad stage (Dundas et al., 1981). This paper reports studies to determine the inheritance of the B15B male sterile character and its allelic relationship to the translucent anther type.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2011 03:27
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2011 03:27
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/1418
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/hdy.1983.47
Funders: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Commonwealth of Australia
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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