Effect of Mutagenesis
on Germination, Survival and Pollen sterility in M1
Generation of Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merill]
Rajendra A. Satpute
and Rajendra V. Fultambkar*
Biology, Yogeshwari Mahavidyalaya, Ambajogai, Dist: Beed (MS) INDIA.
Botany, Government Institute of Science, Aurangabad 431004 (MS) INDIA.
Academic Editor: Dr.
generation of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merill] was raised by
treating the dormant seeds of variety of MAUS-71 and JS-335 with varied
concentration of chemical mutagen (EMS) and physical mutagen (Gamma
rays). A dose dependant decrease was noticed in most of the characters
in M1 generation. The results indicated that the reduction in
germination percent over control was noticed in all mutagenic treatments
in both the cultivars, while increased pollen sterility was associated
with corresponding increases in dose/ concentration of mutagens. Results
indicate that higher doses were more effective.