Determination of the endogenous auxin 4-chloro-indoleacetic acid content in lentil and other legume species
- Faba Beans
- University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Bert Vandenberg
Lead Investigator(s) Institution
University of Saskatchewan - CDC
To determine the hormone content of developing seeds of pulse crops, with special emphasis on the endogenous 4-Cl-IAA content, in order to improve interspecific hybridization and androgenesis protocols.
This study has clarified the presence and amounts of phytohormones through seed development and androgenesis, filling in numerous gaps in the knowledge of these compounds in lentil, faba bean, and pea. The timings and amounts of different phytohormones are fairly different among these species. The knowledge will be used to improve efficiency or develop new methods for some of the tissue culture procedures common in plant breeding, which have been very difficult in these species.
Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)
2012 - 2013
Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture - Agriculture Development Fund
Total Project Cost