Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2017, Page: 47-53
Morphological and Phenotypic Effects of Fast Neutron Irradiation (FNI) on Lagos Spinach (Celosia argentea L.)
Abubakar Abdulhakeem, Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Falusi Ahmed Olamide, Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Daudu Oladipupo Abdulazeez Yusuf, Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria
Received: Aug. 15, 2017;       Accepted: Sep. 9, 2017;       Published: Oct. 10, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.rst.20170305.12      View  1316      Downloads  53
Abstract
Fast neutrons irradiation is a valuable tool for developing varieties with high agricultural potentials and economic values. Therefore, the research was carried to evaluate effects of fast neutron irradiation on the morphology and phenotype of Lagos spinach, with the aim of inducing useful agronomical traits for selection of desirable genotypes that could be used for large scale production. The Celosia argentia (Red accession) that were used for the experiment were obtained from local far
Keywords
Celosia argentea, Fast Neutron, Leaf Aberration, Morphology, Phenotypic
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Abubakar Abdulhakeem, Falusi Ahmed Olamide, Daudu Oladipupo Abdulazeez Yusuf, Morphological and Phenotypic Effects of Fast Neutron Irradiation (FNI) on Lagos Spinach (Celosia argentea L.), Radiation Science and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2017, pp. 47-53. doi: 10.11648/j.rst.20170305.12
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