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Variation In Seed Glucosinolate Concentrations of Indian Mustard (Brassica Juncea (L.) Czern. Coss.)

MV Palmer, JP Sang, RN Oram, DA Tran, PA Salisbury

Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture | Published : 1988


Detailed analysis of the seeds of 128 individual plants of an Indian mustard accession, PI 183117, grown at a field site with adequate soil sulfur, revealed a wide variation in both the composition and total concentrations of seed glucosinolates. An apparent somaclonal variant of the same accession is also reported. Selection of seeds from this variant resulted in the isolation of plants with significantly lower seed glucosinolate levels and a greatly reduced variability in both content and proportions of the major seed glucosinolates, compared with the parental line. Averaged over the field experiment, and 2 glasshouse experiments (the second with 2 soil sulfur levels), the reduction in tot..

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