International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 7, Special Issue 6 (2019)
Studies of gamma irradiation on corms growth characters in gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.)
Author(s): Abhilash Shukla, Sushil Kashyap and Manisha Netam
Abstract: The present investigation was undertaken entitled studies of gamma irradiation on corms growth characters in gladiolus. The experiment was carried out at Horticulture Research Farm, Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, IGKV, Raipur, India during winter of 2016. To conduct field experiment three cultivars of gladiolus namely Candyman, American Beauty, Her Majesty were planted in the field at 30 × 20 cm distance. Experiment was laid out in Factorial randomized block design with three replications. Dormant corms of gladiolus were treated with 0, 15, 30, 45 and 60 Gy of gamma rays and evaluated for various corms growth characters. In this experiment different corms growth characters i.e. weight of corms, weight of cormels, numbers of corms, number of cormels and corms diameter were studied. Data revealed that the lower doses of gamma rays 15 Gy promote and enhance the weight, diameter, and numbers of corms and cormels, while higher doses of all mutagens were detrimental for growth, development and viability of corms.
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How to cite this article:
Abhilash Shukla, Sushil Kashyap and Manisha Netam. Studies of gamma irradiation on corms growth characters in gladiolus (Gladiolus grandiflorus L.). International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(6): 44-46.