Induction of polyploidy in two diploid wild cotton ( G . armourianum and G . aridum ) species by colchicine treatment


In cotton, wild species generally have in built in resistance of desirable genes for biotic and abiotic stresses and possessing useful fibre qualities such as high length and strength. Among the antimitotic agent, colchicine is widely used to induce doubling of the chromosomes in plant species. Attempt has been made to increase the ploidy level in two wild… (More)


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