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INHERITANCE OF ALBINISM IN CHICKPEA

Article Id: ARCC3877
Citation :- INHERITANCE OF ALBINISM IN CHICKPEA.Legume Research.2003.(26)
Rheenen H.A. Van, Murthy A.K., Rao B.V.*, Kumar Jagdish
Address : International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, P.O. Patancheru-502324, India.

Abstract

Albinism in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) was detected in an M4,6 population after seed of the M0 generation had been subjected to a 30 kR gamma ray treatment. Observations in succeeding generations showed that it was controlled by one recessive gene. The gene was designated the symbol al-l. The albino plants died before seed set could take place and the allele is therefore to be maintained in the heterozygous combination of al-l AI-l. The phenomenon of albinism was studied at the cellular level and several possible uses of the albino trait are discussed.

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