Inheritance of flower colour in Desmodium gangeticum (L.) DC.

  • Harshwardhan R. Nandanwar* and P. Manivel
Keywords: Desmodium, dasamoola, ayurvedic, flower colour, inheritance.


The present experiment was conducted with the aim to study the inheritance pattern of flower colour in Desmodium gangeticum. Populations of two parental lines having two different flower colours, white (DDG 18) and pink (DDG 8) were used for study. The results indicated that flower colour was under monogenic control of dominant gene with pink colour indicating the mendelian inheritance pattern exhibiting the monohybrid ratio of 3:1. The data was confirmed by χ2 test which showed non-significant chi-square value for flower colour.
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