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Aug 27 – 31, 2018
IAEA, Vienna
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IAEA, Vienna

IAEA, Vienna

Poster Mutation breeding for adaptation to climate change in seed propagated crops


Mr ferhat kızılgeçi (şırnak university)


This study was carried out in the Field Crops Department, Agriculture Faculty of Dicle University, Turkey, in 2017. The aim of the research was to determine the effects of ethyl methanesulphonate (EMS) in M1 chickpea plants of six cultivars (Gokce, Arda, Azkan, Diyar 95, Çagatay, and Aziziye 94) and six advanced chickpea lines (N5-5, R6, D2-8, D2-5, K2-35, and K3-10). Seeds were pre-soaked in distilled water for six hours. Subsequently they were treated with 16 mM EMS at pH 7 for 12 hours. The treated seeds were thoroughly washed under running tap water and sown in pots in the greenhouse immediately after the treatment along with the controls. The experiment was established a complete randomized block design (CBRD) with three replications and 30 seeds per replicate. Statistically significant differences were observed for several characters in the M1 chickpea seedlings. EMS has generally caused late heading time and decrease of other characters in the M1 plants. The results of the study have shown that characters of M1 plant seedlings changed between 75.0-100.0% for seedling emergence rate, 3.2-29.6 cm for seedling height, 11.1-23.1 cm for root length, 7.0-17.1g for seedling weight, 1.13-5.30 g for shoot fresh weight, 5.60-12.13 g for root fresh weight, 0.160-1.090 g for shoot dry weight, 1.23-3.00 g for root dry weight. Results show that EMS induced sufficient variation to start mutation breeding in chickpea.
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Mr ferhat kızılgeçi (şırnak university)


Mrs behiye tuba Biçer (dicle university) Mr cuma akıncı (dicle university) Mr mehmet yıldırım (dicle university) Mrs onder albayrak (dicle university)

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