Nitrogen utilization efficiency of diploid and induced autotetraploid strains of periwinkle

Authors

  • R.N. Kulkarni Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Regional Centre, GKVK Post Office, Bangalore - 560 065, India
  • G. Chandrashekar Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Regional Centre, GKVK Post Office, Bangalore - 560 065, India
  • R.S. Chandrashekara Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Regional Centre, GKVK Post Office, Bangalore - 560 065, India

Keywords:

Catharanthus roseus, Medicinal plant, Nitrogen utilization efficiency

Abstract

Significant differences for nitrogen utilization efficiency (NE) for leaf and root alkaloid yields were found among three diploid and four autotetraploid strains of Catharanthus roseus grown at two levels of nitrogen. One strain at low N and none at high N exhibited high NE ratios for yields of both alkaloids.

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Research Notes