Two new traits - open flower and small leaf in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Pundir, R P S and Reddy, G V (1998) Two new traits - open flower and small leaf in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Euphytica, 102 (3). pp. 357-361. ISSN 0014-2336

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Information on the inheritance of the open flower and small leaf traits in chickpea is considered. Open flower, a natural mutant identified in a plot of ICC16127, a landrace germplasm originating in Myanmar, is reported for the first time. The small leaf trait (derived from ICC5680) has been reported earlier, and has now been studied by breeders. Segregation analyses of crosses indicated that both useful traits are monogenic recessive. The joint F2 segregation data revealed no linkage between flower colour and flower type, but flower type and leaf size showed some linkage. The open flower trait could contribute to a higher rate of cross pollination and utilization of heterosis. The small leaf trait allows light to penetrate the crop canopy, and could be useful in designing a physiologically efficient plant type in chickpea

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cicer arietinum - chickpea - inheritance - linkage - natural mutant - open flower - small leaf
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 05:08
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 05:08
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