SOMACLONAL VARIATION IN SOME AGRONOMIC CHARACTER IN WHEAT
Somaclones regenerated from three wheat cultivars; Glennson, Pavon and PAK-16171 were evaluated for various agronomic and morphological characters in the greenhouse. Calli were initiated from germinating seeds on Linsmaier and Skoog's (LS) basal medium plus 2 mg/1 2,4-D, 2% sucrose and 1% agar. The E-calli were regenerated in to whole plants after 8 months in culture. Comparison for agronomic and morphological characters between the parents and somaclones and among the somaclones revealed significant differences were in the flag, leas area which was 3 to 4 times greater in some somaclones. Somaclones also produced longer spikes resulting in increased grain number per spike.
Mohmand, Akbar S. (1991). SOMACLONAL VARIATION IN SOME AGRONOMIC CHARACTER IN WHEAT. Acta Hortic. 289, 247-250