African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863


Recent progress on genetic analysis of novel mutants and aneuploid research in grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.)

Dibyendu Talukdar
Department of Botany, R. P. M. College, Uttarpara 712258, Hoogly, West Bengal, India.
Email: [email protected], [email protected].

  •  Accepted: 19 November 2009
  •  Published: 03 December 2009



A good number of diploid genetic mutants, RILs and different cytogenetic stocks including a complete set of primary trisomics and tetrasomics, some tertiary trisomics, double trisomics and 10 reciprocal translocation lines were developed and being characterized in induced mutant population of seven different grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) varieties. Genetic basis of mutants has been investigated in intercrossed population and using trisomics some of them were localized on chromosome. Utilization of these novel genetic and cytogenetic stocks in improvement of grass pea with high yield and low seed neurotoxin, ODAP potential has been reviewed in this communication.


Key words: Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.), recombinant inbred lines (RILs), ODAP.