Fifteen clones obtained from callus derived plants in sugarcane cv. COC-671 were assessed
in the field for morphologicaIand quality aspects including cane yield. Five of the clones
exhibited significantly higher cane yield (82.2 kg/row) than control (51 kg/row). The
observed superiority of these clones for cane yield over control was related either to higher
number of internodes per plant or more number of shoots per meter length. Regarding
quality of cane juice, only two clones had sucrose content above 200/. and commercial sugar
cane higher than 14% as compared to 19.46 and 13.89% respectively, in the plants developed
from sets. The reducing sugar lower than recorded in control was found in 10 clones, the
lowest value being 0.102%.
Keywords: Somaclones, sugarcane, tissue culture, callus regeneration.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
D. B. DHUMALE, G. L. INGOLE AND D. V. DURGE info_circle