Year: 2016 | Month: December | Volume 3 | Issue 2

Seed abortion in Melilotus indicus (L.) All

Nidhi Gautam* and V.K. Gautam


The reproductive biology of Melilotus indicus exhibits many uncommon and interesting features during its microsporogenesis and seed development. Small ovary of this wild valuable fodder legume possesses two superimposed ovules and only one of these develops into a small hard seed while the other aborts the midway and therefore, mature pod are single seeded.

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