Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

PATTERN OF ANTHOCYANIN PIGMENT IN A WORLD COLLECTION OF SORGHUM

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ALTHOUGH the Sorghum plant is slow to develop purple colour, there is pronounced expression of pigmentation with the beginning of reproductive phase.
The appearance of pigment which is, therefore, dependent upon the growth
phase may be localized or distributed in different parts of the same plant.
Pigmentation, being a character which is easy to score, attempts have been made
to classify this genus based on the colour of coleoptile, stem and seedlings (Read,
1930; Karper and Conner, 1931; VinaIl, Stepens and Martin, 1936; Ayyangar,
Rao and Reddy, 1938; and Ayyangar and Reddy, 1942). Reports on the
association between pigmentation and some economic characters, such as
juiciness of the stalk with leaf-sheath colour with a recombination of 30 per
cent., are also available (Ayyangar, Ayyar and Rao, 1937).
  

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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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