BREEDING FIELD CROPS FOR ORNAMENTAL PURPOSE: A CASE IN Jatropha spp
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Narathid Muakrong, Chamnanr Phetcharat, Patcharin Tanya, Peerasak Srinives
2014 AGRIVITA Journal of Agricultural Science  
Populations of F 1 , F 2 and BC 1 F 1 were formed from an interspecific cross between green-flowered Jatropha curcas and red-flowered J. integerrima (dwarf type) to observe for segregation in flower colors and to select for ornamental segregants. The crossing to produce F 1 and BC 1 F 1 was successful only when J. curcas was used as the female parent. The suitable time for crossing was between 08:00 -13:00 o'clock with fruit setting rate of 65-78%. The F 1 segregated into white-and
more » ... te-and pink-flowered plants.
doi:10.17503/agrivita-2014-36-3-229-234 fatcat:tslumnrqwzgyznlc5wzeyjwddi