Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

MALE STERILITY IN YELLOW SARSON

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IN commercial plantings of yellow sarson (Brassica campestris var. yellow sarson)
a few plants were detected during 1960-61, in which the size of the petals was
significantly reduced and the anthers were narrow, thin, needle shaped, and
whitish in colour. Examination of the anthers revealed that they were devoid
of healthy pollen suggesting that the abnormal plants were naturally occurring
male-sterile mutants. A detailed study was undertaken on the morphology of
these mutants and mode ofinheritance of male sterility. The results obtained
are discussed in this paper.
  

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Year: 1966
Volume: 26
Issue: 3
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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