A note on a seed sterile nutmeg from the secondary center of domestication

  • B Sasikumar, K V Saji, J Rema ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research Marikunnu P.O., Kozhikode-673 012, Kerala, India

Abstract

A unique nutmeg accession having normal fruit, but with rudimentary, sterile seed and finely packed mace having a human brain like appearance was collected from a farmer’s garden from the secondary center of domestication of the crop and characterized. Seed (female) sterility in a dioecious or emerging monoecious plant like nutmeg is hitherto not recorded and is a novelty. This unique accession is conserved at the germplasm conservatory of tree spices at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Spices Research, Kozhikode, Kerala.

 

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REMA, B Sasikumar, K V Saji, J. A note on a seed sterile nutmeg from the secondary center of domestication. Journal of Spices and Aromatic Crops, [S.l.], v. 26, n. 1, p. 44-46, june 2017. ISSN 0971-3328. Available at: <https://updatepublishing.com/journals/index.php/josac/article/view/806>. Date accessed: 23 feb. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.25081/josac.2017.v26.i1.806.
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