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SODIUM AZIDE-INDUCED MUTAGENESIS IN FENUGREEK (TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM LINN)

Article Id: ARCC1318
Citation :- SODIUM AZIDE-INDUCED MUTAGENESIS IN FENUGREEK (TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM LINN) .Legume Research.2010.(33)
Rajani Prabha, Vineeta Dixit and B.R. Chaudhary
Address : Lab. of Cytogenetics, Department of Botany Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221 001, India

Abstract

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum graecum L.), a leguminous annual plant belonging to the family Fabaceae. Pre-soaked seeds were treated with different concentrations- 1.5 mM, 3.0 mM, and 4.5 mM of sodium azide for 4, 6, and 8 hours duration each. The mutagen treatments shifted the mean values of traits in positive as well as negative direction as compared to control. Number of branches reduced with the increasing doses of sodium azide. Considerable increase in variance was recorded for all the traits studied. The present results revealed that the induced variation with 4.5 mM sodium azide applied for 4 hours could be recommended for the selection of new genotypes of fenugreek with improved seed yield. 

Keywords

Chemical mutagens Sodium azide Fenugreek Genetic variability.

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