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INDUCED MUTAnONS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF PROTEIN IN CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.)

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Variability has been induced and screened for crude protein content in fortyfour
chickpea micro-mutants and thirtyfive macro-mutants. A wide range of variability
has been generated through treatments of physical (gamma rays and fast neutrons)
and chemical mutagens (EMS and NMU) and mutant genotypes having significantly
higher protein content than parent variety as well as standard check have been
isolated. The results of the present study suggest that it is possible to increase the
protein content concurrent with an increase or without a loss in grain weight,
density and yield through induction of mutations.
 

Keywords: Chickpea, induced mutations, micro-mutant, macro-mutant, protein, variability, grain weight, grain density

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Year: 1998
Volume: 58
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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