Morphological Variations in Mungbean Treated with Irradiated Guayabano Fruit Juice

  • Milagros Serrana
  • Adoracion Arañez


Guayabano fruit juices were exposed to gamma ray doses of 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4 KGy, stored for 0, 4 and 8 days, and used for treatment of Vigna radiate (L.) Wilczek seedlings. The effects on V. radiate were evaluated using the following parameters: root and shoot lengths, % survival, % survivors that .flowered and formed pods, pod yield, pod length and seedset. Except for plant survival and pod length, all the other characters were significantly affected by irradiated juices. Chlorophyll mutants were not produced. Increased frequency of viable leaf variants was observed in the M2 seedlings of plants treated with irradiated juice.