Screening for high productive salt tolerant mutant M4 lines in chickpea(Cicer arietinum L.)

DOI: 10.18805/LR-3749    | Article Id: LR-3749 | Page : 356-362
Citation :- Screening for high productive salt tolerant mutant M4 lines in chickpea(Cicer arietinum L.).Legume Research.2018.(41):356-362
Mousumi Das and Saby asachi Kundagrami skundagrami@gmail.com
Address : Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta, 51/2 Hazra Road, Kolkata-700 019, West Bengal, India.
Submitted Date : 6-07-2016
Accepted Date : 14-12-2016


Genetic improvement through induced mutation has been very effective in improvement of crops. Seeds of three popular chickpea variety namely BGM 408, B115 and JG 315 were treated with 10,20 and 30 kR of gamma rays. Then treated seeds with their respective control(0 kR gamma rays) were sown in the field of Calcutta University experimental farm,Baruipur (with no salinity) in three consecutive years to raise M1, M2 and M3 generations respectively.Some M3 lines having higher yield potential were subjected to grow as M4 lines in salt stressed field (5-7ds m-1) of Hingalganj,South 24 Parganas. Finally, some promising salt tolerant lines with improved seed yield were selected which have a good promise for coastal saline belt after releasing as a variety.


Chickpea Gamma rays Induced mutation Salinity Seed yield


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