Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Inheritance of morphine in opium poppy (P. somniferum L.)

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Inheritance of morphine in opium poppy (Papaver
somniferum L.) Yr. NBRI-1 and NBRI-2 was studied by
selfing in seven successive generations. The morphine
content over years ranged from 7.14 to 29.98 percent.
Progenies with high morphine content segregated strongly
and produced progenies with lower content, while selection
in middle order produced high and intermediate progenies.
Selection response was also high in progenies selected
from middle range. The results suggest that high morphine
content resulted due to certain epistatic combinations.
 

Keywords: Inheritance, morphine, Papaver somniferum, selection differential, selection response.

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Year: 2001
Volume: 61
Issue: 3
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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