TITLE

Occurrence of zygotic twin seedlings in mandarin orange plants of the northeastern Himalayan region

AUTHOR(S)
Das, A.; Mandal, Bidisha; Sarkar, J.; Chaudhuri, S.
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Current Science (00113891);6/10/2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p1488
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study on the occurrence of more than one embryo within a mature seed in mandarin orange plants from northeast Himalayan region in India. It cites that the embryos were created by fission of the original zygotic embryo as the original two cotyledons of a zygotic embryo of the seed were shared among the twins during germination. It notes that the genetic variation existing within the natural population is due to the nature of producing of large number of zygotic twins.
ACCESSION #
25612528

 

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