Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

CYTOLOGY, FERTILITY AND VIABILITY IN CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS L. VAR. BACCATUM

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Capsicum frutescens L. var. baccatum Irish (syn: C. baccatum Linn.) grown as an ornamental garden plant has probably been introduced from the mediterranean region. A
high degree of non-germinability and a very low establishment of seedlings are
characteristics of this taxon. In the present study, meiosis has been studied with special
reference to its bearing on the reduced pollen fertility and viability of the seeds and
seedlings. Huskins and La Cour (1930) have determined the chromosome number of
C. baccatum to be n=12. Sinha (1950) has reported the occurrence of desynapsis
and supernumerary and sterile microspores in
C. frutescens.  

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Year: 1964
Volume: 24
Issue: 2
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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