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Evaluation and selection of tomato mutants for cultivation in summer


Hossain, M. S. and Ashrafuzzaman, Muhammad and Malek, Mohammad Abdul and Mondal, Mohd Monjurul Alam and Yusop, Mohd Rafii and Ismail, Mohd Razi and Islam, M. S. (2013) Evaluation and selection of tomato mutants for cultivation in summer. Research on Crops, 14 (2). pp. 546-550. ISSN 0972-3226; ESSN: 2348-7542


Results revealed significant genotypic differences in respect of morphological and biochemical parameters, reproductive characters, yield attributes and fruit yield in four tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) mutants along with two varieties of summer tomato. In general, high yielding genotypes showed superior performance in plant height, branch and leaf number, total dry mass production, nitrate reductase activity, total sugar content, fruit number and individual fruit weight as compared to low yielding ones. Number of effective and non-effective flower clusters and number of fruits/cluster had no relation with fruit yield. Binatomato-2 and TM-2 showed the highest fruit yield/plant (1.30 and 1.20 kg, respectively) due to superiority in morpho-physiological characters and yield attributes. In contrast, the mutant TM-4 produced the lower fruit yield/plant (average 0.52 kg). Binatomato-3 showed the highest individual fruit weight (73.50 g). Further, duration of first harvesting was higher in low yielding genotypes than in high yielding ones. This information may be helpful in future plant breeding program.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Institute of Tropical Agriculture
Publisher: Gaurav Society of Agricultural Research Information Centre
Keywords: Gamma rays; High yielding; Tomato mutants
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2016 08:08
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2016 08:08
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29243
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