PRODUCTIVE MUTATIONS INDUCED IN CAPSICUM ANNUUM BY PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL MUTAGENS
Artificially induced genetic variability is being used effectively to supplement the natural sources for practical plant breeding. Mutagents these dags is widely used for understanding of the process of induction of mutations in lowers as weel as higher organisms. The successful applicability of it depends on the various accessory factor(s) besides treatment conditions and population size. Hence, the present investigations were taken up to study the phenotypic as well as genotypic alterations induced through the application of different physical and chemical mutagen(s) to Capscum annuum Lints variety Ankord. A wide array of induced pricarp colour mutations, viz. orange purple-violet and yellow, in the berries of the commercially grown hot pepper was obtained with different concentrations of gamma stabilisation of the induced changes was achieved through the selection of eliminations in subsequence generation(s). The alterations made the fruit character in serve a good purpose of creation of the breeding material in the crop improvement programmer.
BHARGAVA, Y. and UMALKAR, G. (1989). PRODUCTIVE MUTATIONS INDUCED IN CAPSICUM ANNUUM BY PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL MUTAGENS. Acta Hortic. 253, 264-265