IMPROVED PROTEIN CONTENT AND QUALITY PARAMETERS IN THE INDUCED VARIANTS OF VIGNA MUNGO (L.) HEPPER
PRIYA SINGH AND R.R SINGH
Plant genetics laboratory Lucknow University, Lucknow-226007
The high yielding variants of Vigna mungo var. Azad-1 and Shekhar-2 were isolated from gamma rays treated M generation .The 2 seeds of these variants have been analysed for quality parameters. Total protein content, sulphur content and the sulphoaminoacid cysteine and methionine significantly increased in the variants of both the varieties. A positive correlation occurs between sulphoaminoacids and total sulphur content in the variants of Azad-1. Cysteine amino acid showed negative correlation with total protein in the variants of Shekhar-2. Methionine had a positive and significant correlation with seed yield in the variants of both the varieties. Total phosphorus reduced in the variants of both the varieties.
Key words: Amino acids, mutation, phosphorus, protein, seed yield, Vigna mungo[Download]