Pod Setting in Crosses of Bengal Gram

Bahl, P N and Gowda, C L L (1975) Pod Setting in Crosses of Bengal Gram. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 35 (1). pp. 13-16. ISSN 0019-5200

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POD setting by artificial hybridization in Bengal gram (Cicer arietinum) is only of the order of 15-25% (van der Maesen, 1972). Ayyar and Balasubramanyan (1935) and Eshel (1968) reported about various aspects of anthesis and pollination in this species. The best stage in floral development for crossing appeared to be the hooded-bud stage. Pollen from half open flowers, in which anthers had just burst, gave the best results for artificial hybridization (Eshel, 1968). This study was undertaken to investigate the causes of lower pod setting and to find out ways to improve setting in artificial hybridization. Effect of (a) removal of stamens after opening the keel petals (b) attempting crosses at two different stages, one at early bloom and other after formation of first pod on the selected branches (c) pollinating varieties having flower buds of different sizes, and (d) application of NAA to flower buds, on pod setting was studied

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bengal gram, Pollination, Pod setting, NAA
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Ms. Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 04:13
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 04:13
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/8268
Official URL: http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijo...
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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