Soybean Genetics Newsletter


Upadhyaya (1976) observed that the number of mutant plants was exceedingly low in segregating M2 progenies in soybean. In M3 progenies of normal M2 plants, the number of segregating progenies was also not very high as compared with nonsegregating progenies. But, all the segregating progenies in MJ generation showed an excellent fit to the 3 normal:l mutant ratio, indicating mutant as a monogenic recessive trait. Such a situation was encountered in many cases of albino, yellow leaf, crinkled leaf, and sterile mutants.