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Identification of high seed yielding and stable fenugreek mutants

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dc.contributor.advisor Acharya, Surya
dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, James
dc.contributor.author Prasad, Rajib
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-18T17:38:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-18T17:38:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3118
dc.description xv, 179 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum L.) was recently introduced to western Canada as a forage crop. To reach its full potential, high yielding, early maturing fenugreek cultivars that produce good seed yield and quality within 100 frost free days need to be developed. In this study, mutation breeding approach was used on five locally adapted fenugreek genotypes to generate variants showing improved seed yield and yield attributing traits that can be used for cultivar development. Mutant generations of these plants were evaluated in multi-location, multi-year trials, and individual plants were selected for high seed and biomass yield. Seeds from a tetraploid fenugreek line and its diploid parent Tristar were grown under multiple environments to understand effect of environment on seed oil content. In addition, mold resistant fenugreek genotypes were identified by screening a collection of fenugreek accessions against a destructive fungal pathogen Cercospora traversiana. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Biological Sciences, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Fenugreek -- Yields -- Research -- Canada, Western en_US
dc.subject Fenugreek -- Genetics -- Research -- Canada, Western en_US
dc.subject Fenugreek -- Varieties -- Research -- Canada, Western en_US
dc.subject Fenugreek -- Mutation breeding -- Research -- Canada, Western en_US
dc.subject Plant mutation breeding -- Research -- Canada, Western en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Identification of high seed yielding and stable fenugreek mutants en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Biological Sciences en_US

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