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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 54 issue 2 (april 2020) : 139-146

Induced Genetic Variability for Quantitative Traits in Pigeonpea

S.M. Sangle
1Department of Botany, Rajaram College, Kolhapur-616 004, Maharashtra, India.
Cite article:- Sangle S.M. (2020). Induced Genetic Variability for Quantitative Traits in Pigeonpea. Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 54(2): 139-146. doi: 10.18805/IJARe.A-5210.
Seeds of two pigeonpea varieties namely BDN 708 and BSMR 853 were treated with Gamma rays, ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS) and Sodium azide (SA). The treated as well as control plant populations were screened to study the induced variability for quantitative characters. Positive shift in mean values for number of primary branches per plant was observed except 0.10% EMS in variety BSMR 853 and BDN 708 in M2 generation. The effect of all the mutagenic treatments on pods per plant revealed statistically significant negative as well as positive shifts in mean values in BSMR 853 in M2 and M3 generations.
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