Biochemical studies in promising mutants of pigeonpea
S. M. Sangle
In the present study two varieties of pigeonpea namely BDN 708 and BSMR 853 were used to inducernmutagenesis. For this study a physical mutagen (Gamma rays) and chemical mutagens ethylrnmethanesulphonate (EMS) and sodium azide (SA) were tried. Studies pertaining to mutation breedingrnof pigeonpea were spread over three generations. The mutant isolated from M3 generation subjected tornbiometrical analysis and screened accordingly. The highest water soluble protein content was recordedrnin early maturing mutant. Tall mutant, early flowering, light green pod mutant showed significantrnincrease in protein content in BDN 708. Dwarf mutant showed maximum carbohydrate content while inrnvariety BSMR 853, the highest carbohydrate content could be noted in small pod mutant which wasrnstatistically significant.