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Male Sterility in Flowering Plants by S. K. Jain

By S. K. Jain

or fruit construction because of the shortcoming of optimal pollination stipulations (CLARK and FRYER, 1920; ARMSTRONG and WHITE, 1935; VALLEAU, 1918; KVAALE, 1927; and plenty of others). which will mini­ mize the impression of terrible pollen manufacturers, systematic making plans of a box planting or an orchard could be useful. notably, the im­ portant reason behind its broad acceptance is its power use within the com­ mercial construction of hybrid seed. A male-sterile plant is a good girl for a crossing application and its employment renders the labori­ ous technique of emasculation superfluous. ]ONES and EMSWELLER (1937) and STEPHENS (1937) have been most likely the 1st to stipulate a scheme of its software in onion and sorghum respectively. although convinced particular difficulties have restricted the practicability and accordingly a few of them could be pointed out in a later seetion (Section VIII). in recent years numerous makes an attempt were made to procure a few chemie al technique for the factitious induction of male sterility. even though, for a profitable method of the induction challenge a radical understan­ ding of assorted pathways that result in pollen abortion in evidently happening situations, will be of significant price. it can be was hoping that information from those induction experiments alongwith the to be had biochemi­ cal analyses might result in the emergence and elucidation of invaluable info of either theoretical and useful interest.

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