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Induction and evaluation of useful mutants in cassava (Manihot esculenta) and yam (Diascorea sp.) by gamma radiation

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by Klu, G.Y.P. (Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Accra); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria)

Stem cuttings of the cassava cultivar ”Bosom” were irradiated with gamma rays. A dose of 5000 rad was lethal, but a dose of 3000 rad was found to allow sprouting of 50% of the buds. For tuber cuttings of yam, the LD50 was found to be around 2000 rad. 6 refs, 1 tab

Source/Report: Nov 1987; 6 p; IAEA-R–3595-F

Publ. Year: 1987

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