Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

A gene inhibiting flower colour in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

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Inheritance was studied for pink-veined white flower in
chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). This flower colour Is rare
in this legume which commonly has pink, white and less
frequently blue flowers. A recessive gene, designated ife,
was found to inhibit flower colour without affecting vein
colour of the corolla. When ire was present In homozygous
condition, P- B- and pp B- genotypes gave pink-veined
white flower and blue-veined white flower, respectively.

Keywords: Chickpea, flower colour, pink-veined white flower, inheritance


Year: 2001
Volume: 61
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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