International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 6 (2017)
Effect of gamma rays on corms of gladiolus (Gladiolus hybrida L.)
Author(s): Kuldeep Sahariya, RA Kaushik, Rashid Khan and Deepak Sarolia
Abstract: Influence of gamma irradiations was studied in ten varieties of gladiolus (Gladiolus hybrida L.) namely, Candyman Rose, American Beauty, Chandni, Red beauty, Punjab Morning, White Prosperity, Jester, Srijana, Psittacinous Hybrid and Priscilla were irradiated with 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 and 5.0 kR doses. Earliest sprouting was recorded in 3.0 kr gamma treatment Production of corms was influenced due to various doses of' gamma irradiation during both years of investigation. Lower dose (1.5 kr) of gamma irradiation exhibited more number of corms per plant during first and second year, in comparison to higher doses and control. Similarly weight of corms per plant increased with lower doses of gamma irradiation in both years. Diameter of corms were influenced significantly, whereas, lower dose (2.0 kr) resulted in bigger size of corm during first year (VM1) and second year (VM2). Maximum number of cormels per plant (31.61) was recorded in 2.0 kr dose of gamma irradiation.
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How to cite this article:
Kuldeep Sahariya, RA Kaushik, Rashid Khan, Deepak Sarolia. Effect of gamma rays on corms of gladiolus (Gladiolus hybrida L.). Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(6):256-260.