A study of effect of induced mutation on flowering of plant in M2 & M3 generations in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Navnath G. Kashid* and Subhash B. More
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Abstract: In the present investigation of induced mutation in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) both the chemical mutagens (EMS and SA) succeeded in inducing variability in days to flowering of plants in both the cultivars. In case of SA treatments, an increasing trend with increasing concentrations was observable in both the cultivars of chickpea in M2 and M3 generations as regards days to flowering. The frequency of viable mutant showed the highest value at the 0.10% EMS and 0.02% SA concentration in both the cultivars of chickpea. Most of the viable mutants have been observed as true breeding in the subsequent M3 generation. They can be very well utilized on a commercial scale in view of the varied positive attributes carried by them.