Journal of Applied and Natural Science 3(1):114-118(2011)
Ethyl Methane Sulphonate induced morphological variations in mulberry (Morus) variety M5
V. N. Yogananda Murthy 1* , H. L. Ramesh 2 and Munirajappa 3
1 Department of Biotechnology, Ganga Kaveri Institute of Science and Management, Dr. Rajkumar Road, Rajajinagar, Bangalore – 560 021, INDIA
2 Department of Sericulture, V. V. Pura College of Science, K. R. Road, Bangalore –560 004, INDIA
3 Department of Sericulture/Life Sciences, Bangalore University, Jnana Bharathi Campus, Bangalore – 560 056, INDIA *Corresponding author. E-mail: email@example.com
Abstract : Present investigation deal with the study of mutagenic effect of Ethyl Methane Sulphonate (EMS) on mulberry variety M 5. The results revealed that at 0.4% EMS treatment, height of the plant and leaf area were considerably increased. Stem dichotomy, fusion of leaves, increase in thickness, change in texture of leaves and occurrence of albino and xantha were common in 0.3% EMS treated plants in M1 generation.
Keywords : M 5 , EMS, Sprouting, Petiole, Internodal distance, Inflorescence