A fasciated mutant characterized by broadened and flattened stem, irregular leaf
arrangement and clustering of pods at the stem tip was induced in chickpea (Cicer
arietinum L.) cv. 'JG-315' through mutagenesis with ethyl methane sulphonate (EMS).
It was isolated in the M2 derived from seeds treated with 0.4% EMS for 6 h. The
mutant had delayed maturity, larger seed size and yielded less as compared to its
parental cultivar. It was designated as /Jawahar gram mutant-2' (JGM-2). The fasciation
was found to be governed by a single recessive gene which segregated independently
of the loci slv (simple leaf), mlv (multipinnate leaf), blv (bronze leaf) and B (blue
flowed. The fasciation has been transferred to different genetic background.
Keywords: Chickpea, Cicer arietinum, induced mutation, inheritance, fasciation
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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