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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 5 (october 2020) : 653-657

Exogenous gibberellic acid does not induce early flowering in mungbeans [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek.]

Susheel Kumar Raina, Punam Singh Yadav, Ajay Kumar Singh, Nikhil Raskar, Jagadish Rane, Paramjit Singh Minhas
1ICAR-National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati- 413 115, Pune, Maharastra, India.
  • Submitted11-05-2018|

  • Accepted11-07-2018|

  • First Online 22-08-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4037

Cite article:- Raina Kumar Susheel, Yadav Singh Punam, Singh Kumar Ajay, Raskar Nikhil, Rane Jagadish, Minhas Singh Paramjit (2018). Exogenous gibberellic acid does not induce early flowering in mungbeans[Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek.]. Legume Research. 43(5): 653-657. doi: 10.18805/LR-4037.
Gibberellic acid (GA) is an important phyto-hormone mediating plant growth. In present study, we evaluated the impact of GA treatment on morphological, phenological and molecular aspects of five mungbean genotypes. GA treatment caused a significant increase in plant height and branch angle in most of the genotypes. However, there was no impact of GA treatment on days to first anthesis, days to 50% flowering and pod length. Genotypes SML-859 and EC-48 revealed no change in their plant height and branch angle respectively upon GA treatment, suggestive of their probable GA insensitivity. Expression of flowering associated gene- VrSOC1 remained unaffected by GA treatment, validating thereby that exogenously supplied GA does not induce early flowering in mungbeans.
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