Exploring citrus cultivars for underdeveloped and shrivelled seeds: A valuable resource for spontaneous polyploidy

B. Fatima, Muhammad Usman, Iqrar A. Khan, Muhammad Sarwar Khan, M. Mumtaz Khan

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Citrus cultivars were explored for seed development in response to genotype and plant sides. Number of developed, under-developed and shrivelled seeds per berry per cultivar was found different. Kinnow showed the highest number of shrivelled seeds 3.7 per berry compared with Feutrell's early, Musambi and Succari cultivars that ranged 2.1-2.4 seeds per berry. The interaction of different plant sides i.e., east, west, north and south with seed development and number has shown a significant impact. Sweet orange cultivars showed better root and shoot growth In vitro compared to mandarins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-200
Number of pages12
JournalPakistan Journal of Botany
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


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  • Plant Science

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