High seed protein percentage in chickpea. II. Comparative nitrogen accumulation patterns uri icon

abstract

  • In low-protein Annigeri, leaf nitrogen contents progressively declined after flowering but seed nitrogen contents increased. In high-protein T1A, leaf nitrogen contents increased up to 30 days after flowering but translocation to seeds was slower and seed nitrogen contents were much lower after 70 days than in Annigeri. Similar patterns were observed for soluble carbohydrates and starch. The seed yield of T1A was only one third of that of Annigeri. Data indicated that source was not limiting

publication date

  • 1982