Successful Interspecific hybridization between mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) and ricebean (V. umbellata (Thunb.) Ohwi & Ohashi)

DOI: 10.18805/LR-433    | Article Id: LR-433 | Page : 55-59
Citation :- Successful Interspecific hybridization between mungbean (Vigna radiata L. Wilczek) and ricebean (V. umbellata (Thunb.) Ohwi & Ohashi).Legume Research-An International Journal.2019.(42):55-59
Lestari Ujianto, Nur Basuki, Kuswanto and Astanto Kasno ujianto@unram.ac.id
Address : Faculty of Agriculture University of Mataram, Jl. Majapahit 62 Mataram, 83121, NTB, Indonesia.
Submitted Date : 5-06-2018
Accepted Date : 23-09-2018

Abstract

Successful interspecific hybridization between several cultivars of mungbean (Vigna radiata) and ricebean (V. umbellata) was achieved using mungbean as the female parent.  Hybridization was not achieved if ricebean was used as the female parent.  Seeds of hybrids were viable and grew and developed normally, producing viable seeds.  The gene action of all observed quantitative characters was partially dominant, implying that it should be possible to produce stable hybrids.  The progeny had desirable characteristics of both parents suggesting that interspecific hybridization of the two species could be used to produce a new, superior cultivar.

Keywords

Gene action Hybrids Interspecific hybridization Mungbean Ricebean.

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