Genetic analysis of BOAA content in grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.)

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2015.00028.4    | Article Id: LR-3062 | Page : 465-468
Citation :- Genetic analysis of BOAA content in grasspea (Lathyrus sativus L.).Legume Research.2015.(38):465-468
Swapan K. Tripathy, Rajesh Ranjan, Sasmita Dash, Rajnikant Bharti, D. Lenka, Yagya D. Sethy, D.R. Mishra, Bhumika Ray Mohapatra and Shovina Pal swapankumartripathy@gmail.com
Address : S.K. Sinha Molecular Breeding Laboratory, Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar-751 003, India.


Genetics of BOAA (b-N-oxalyl amino alanine) content from a 5x5 full diallel cross of grasspea indicated importance of both dominant and additive gene action. Variety P 27 emerged as a good general combiner for low BOAA content. Among the crosses, P 28/P 505 exhibited negative and significant sca effect indicating non-additive gene action for low BOAA. Study of various genetic parameters revealed that more than two genes or loci with ‘recessive’ and ‘increasing’ alleles might be involved in the synthesis of BOAA in seeds and involvement of modifiers in the background genotype could not be ruled out.


BOAA (b-N-oxalyl amino alanine) Diallel analysis Gene action Lathyrus sativus L).


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