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Malays. Appl. Binl. (1998) 27(1 & 2): 33-37



1 Directorate of Wheat Research, Post Box No. 158, Agarsain Road Karnal 132 00 J, India
2 Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 221 005, India


Comparison of colchicine-induced autotetraploids of seven diverse cultivars of garden pea (Pisum sativum L.) with theii :orresponding diploids for various biochemical traits was done. Autotetraploids showed increased moisture content, total jrotein, ash content and seed weight but reduced sugar and starch content. Positive correlation among these traits was )bserved at both the ploidy levels with the exception of starch content and seed weight, which were negatively correlated vith other traits. A non-significant positive correlation existed between seed weight and starch content.


Berbandingan terhadap autotetraploid aruhan colchicine tujuh kultivar garden pea (Pisum sativum L.) dengan diploid telah iijaiankan berdasarkan berbagai trait biokimia. Autotetraploid menunjukkan peningkatan kelembapan, jumlah protein dan candungan abu dan berat biji tetapi kandungan gula dan kanji berkurangan. Korelasi positif di antara trait telah dicerap jada kedua-dua aras ploidi kecuali pada kandungan kanji dan berat biji, yang menunjukkan korelasi negatif dengan trail ain. Korelasi positif tak signifikan wujud antara berat biji dengan kandungan kanji.

Key words: Autotetraploids, biochemical, diploids, garden pea, Pisum sativum


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