Effect of induced mutation on leaf morphological changes in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench)

Effect of induced mutation on leaf morphological changes in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench)

Author: 
Navnath, G. Kashid and Uttam S. Salve
Abstract: 

The seeds of Okra varities Parbhani Kranti and Arka Anamika were treated with physical and chemical mutagen to observe the leaf morphology. The pertinent variations comprised reduction in size of leaves and suppression of leaf lamina. The frequency of leaf morphological changes carrying plants showed correlation with increasing concentration of mutagen. The frequency of leaf morphological changes carrying plants increased in gamma ray treatment in both the varieties of okra. The 20kR gamma ray treatment showed maximum frequency of leaf changes in Parbhani Kranti and Arka Anamika okra varieties.

Paper No: 
14