Isozyme Diversity in Indian Primitive Maize Landraces

  title={Isozyme Diversity in Indian Primitive Maize Landraces},
  author={K.V. Bhat and K. P. S. Chandel and T Shivakumar and J. K. S. Sachan},
  journal={Journal of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology},
Polymorphism for peroxidase, esterase and acid phosphatase Isozymes in pollen grains of major Indian maize land races known as ‘Sikkim primitives’ were studied and compared with primitive races of maize of Mexican origin and five species of teosinte, Coix lacryma-jobi, Chionachne koenigii and Sorghum bicolor. The isozyme patterns and the resulting dendrograms revealed similarities in primitive Indian maize landraces from Northeastern Himalayan region and Nal-Tel an ancient indigenous race of… Expand
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