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Interspecific hybridization was performed between five genotypes of urdbean & three genotypes of mungbean to check the crossability relationship. Thirteen cross combinations of urdbean x mungbean were successfully developed. Interspecific seeds showed no germination under soil conditions so various growth media were used for germination. Interspecific seeds germinated only on the salt solution. F1 seeds of cross UG-218 x Suketi exhibited highest crossability and showed maximum response on salt solution. The study put emphasis on the different kinds of fertilization barriers. In future genetic improvement studies can be carried out with the genotypes showing substantially high percent of crossability.



Crossability Fertilization Interspecific hybridization V. mungo V.radiata

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Sharma, S., Mittal, R., Sood, V., & Chaudhary, H. (2022). Development of interspecific hybrids between urdbean & mungbean. Environment Conservation Journal, 23(1&2), 315–321.


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