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Differences between Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh and C. cajanifolius (Haines) van der Maesen, the progenitor species of pigeonpea

Mallikarjuna, N., Saxena, K., Lakshmi, J., Varshney, R.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131, Srikanth, S. and Jadhav, D. (2012) Differences between Cajanus cajan (L.) Millspaugh and C. cajanifolius (Haines) van der Maesen, the progenitor species of pigeonpea. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, 59 (3). pp. 411-417.

Link to Published Version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10722-011-9691-8
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Abstract

A study was undertaken to know the difference/diversity between pigeonpea and its closely related wild species C. cajanifolius by studying their morphology, crossability, cytology of the hybrid between the two, and molecular studies. Studies revealed that there are at least 5–6 traits that separate the two species such as flower morphology, pod color and morphology, pod constriction, seed color and strophiole, 100 seed weight that separate C. cajan from C. cajanifolius. Molecular studies revealed that a genetic dissimilarity index value ranging from 0.81 to 0.94 exists between the two species.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63285
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