HomeInternational Rice Research Notesvol. 23 no. 1 (1998)

Significance of stigma exsertion in enhancing outcrossing in male sterile rice lines

C. R. Elsy | K. N. Ganesan | M. Rangaswamy

Discipline: Agriculture, Seed Technology



An investigation undertaken to study the floral characteristics of male sterile lines will lead to better outcrossing and enhanced seed set. Eight cytoplasmic male sterile (CMS) lines were used for the study. Floral characters such as rate of stigma exsertion, stigma length and width, stigmatic area, style length, and natural seed set of these lines were observed during the 1995 wet season.