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PLEIOTROPY AND LINKAGE IN RICE (ORYZA SATIVA L.). III. LINKAGE INVOLVING BASIC AND INHIBITORY GENES FOR PIGMENTATION: LEAF BLADE, SHEATH PULVINUS, GLUME (EMPTY), NODAL SEPTUM AND BLACKENING OF LEMMA/P

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Inheritance pattern of anthocyanin pigmentation in leaf blade, sheath pulvinus, glume
(empty) and nodal septum and a nonanthocyanin pigmentation character, namely,
blackening of lemma/palea, was studied in a cross between the upland rice cultivars D 6-2-2
and HY-256 Purple. Three to five pairs of interacting genes have been found to govern
pigmentation in these plant parts. An anti-inhibitory gene for pigment synthesis in leaf
blade is pleiotropic -by producing pigment in glume (empty) and nodal septum also.
Linkage has been established between the basic genes for pigmentation in leaf blade, nodal
septum and sheath pulvinus and the inhibitory genes for pigmentation in glume (empty)
and blackeningoflemma/palea.This linkage group (PI-Pm. -Pu-I-H-I-Pg) probably forms
a part of the II (lg) linkage group of Misro et aI. In that case, the four genes Pm., Pu, I-H
and I-Pg are new additions to this linkage group.
 

Keywords: Inheritance, anthocyanin, anti-inhibitor, pleiotropy, linkage, rice.

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Year: 1994
Volume: 54
Issue: 4
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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