Cytogenetics of a factor for syncyte formation and male sterility in Pennisetum americanum

M. K. Rao, P. R K Koduru

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Male sterility in Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke, inbred line IP 482, was found to be inherited as a monofactorial recessive phenotype. Homozygosity for the gene designated ms 2, produced in addition to pollen abortion, plasmodial tapetum, plasmodial pollen mother cells, delayed and asynchronous meiotic development, desynapsis and blockage of meiosis. Plasmodial PMCs resulted from the fusion of PMCs at pachytene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978



  • Male sterility
  • Pennisetum americanum
  • Syncyte formation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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