GAMMA RAYS INDUCED MUTAGENIC STUDIES IN CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS (L.) G. DON., AN IMPORTANT ORNAMENTAL PLANT

  • S. MURUGAN, D. DHANAVEL, S. KASTHURI Division of Cytogenetics and Mutation Breeding, Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar 608 002, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract

A study was conducted to estimate the effect of gamma rays on growth and yield traits in periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don), an important horticulture plant. The seeds were treated with different levels of gamma rays (20, 25 and 30). Morphological parameters were analysed on the 30th day, like plant height, days of first flower, plant height, fresh weight per plant, dry weight per plant, root fresh weight per plant and root dry weight per plant. The morphological parameters were decreased with increasing levels of gamma rays doses.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Statistics
4 Views | 10 Downloads
How to Cite
S. KASTHURI, S. M. D. D. “GAMMA RAYS INDUCED MUTAGENIC STUDIES IN CATHARANTHUS ROSEUS (L.) G. DON., AN IMPORTANT ORNAMENTAL PLANT”. Journal of Floriculture and Landscaping, Vol. 3, Dec. 2017, pp. 16-17, doi:https://doi.org/10.25081/jfcls.2017.v3.3573.
Section
Short Communication