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A SPONTANEOUS LEAF COLOUR MUTANT IN SACCHARUM

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A Saccharum edule Hassk. clone 57 NG 234, with purple leaves, leaf sheaths and cane, had
a green-purple striped bud mutant. On clonal multiplication the striped form gave rise to
plants with purple, green or striped leaves and leaf sheaths. This mutation is proposed to
be due to a transposable element acting on a gene affecting anthocyanin synthesis,
analogous to the B gene in maize.
 

Keywords: Saccharum edule, leaf colour mutation, transposable element.

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Year: 1994
Volume: 54
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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