Dwarfing Gene Effects on Coleoptile Length in Pearl Millet

Soman, P and Rai, K N and Bidinger, F R (1989) Dwarfing Gene Effects on Coleoptile Length in Pearl Millet. Crop Science, 29 (4). pp. 956-958. ISSN 0011-183X

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The effect of the d2 dwarfing gene on the length of the coleoptile, mesocotyl and plumule was assessed in 12 pairs of isogenic tall/dwarf (d2) inbred lines and 16 pairs of isogenic tall/dwarf hybrids. Culm lengths were measured in replicated field trials in 2 seasons and the lengths of coleoptiles and mesocotyls in seedlings germinated in incubators in the dark at 35°C. Culm length differed significantly between tall and dwarf entries of both inbreds and hybrids but the length of both coleoptile and mesocotyl were similar in both height classes. There were significant differences in coleoptile and mesocotyl lengths among individual entries tested but these were due to parental line or hybrid parent effects. The d2 gene in pearl millet did not affect coleoptile or mesocotyl length as reported for dwarfing genes in other cereals.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2011 08:47
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2011 08:58
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2614
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2135/cropsci1989.0011183X0029...
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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