The F3 seeds harvested from F2 populations of five crosses between parents with orange
and lightgreen cotyledons were analysed. The F3 segregation confirmed the earlierreported
digenic control of cotyledon colour in lentil. Further, four new crosses were made between
F2 plants of different crosses which were raised from seeds with yellow and brown
cotyledons. All Fl seeds had orangecotyledons. The F2 seeds harvested from Fl plants raised
in phytotron were analysed immediately for cotyledon colour. The F2 seeds segregated in
the ratio of 9 orange: 3 yellow: 3 brown: 1 green. The results from the new crosses also
confirm digenic control of cotyledon colour in lentil.
Keywords: Lentil, Lens culinaris, cotyledon colour, digenic inheritance.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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