Induced dwarf-type mutant of yam Dioscorea rotundata Poir

Authors

  • G.Y.P. Klu Department of Biology, Food & Agriculture, National Nuclear Research Institute, P O Box 80, Legan, Ghana

Keywords:

Radiation, Yam, Minisett, Dwarf mutant

Abstract

Gamma radiation doses of 60 Gy and above from a Cobalt-60 gamma source are lethal to mini- setts of Dioscorea rotundata Poir. A dwarf-type mutant was isolated in the generation following the irradiation of 500 minisetts.

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Section

Research Notes