Effects of pyrimethanil on pollen meiosis of tomato plant (Lycopersicon lycopersicum Mill.)


Kesercioglu T., Cali I. O.

BANGLADESH JOURNAL OF BOTANY, vol.36, no.1, pp.85-88, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Journal Name: BANGLADESH JOURNAL OF BOTANY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-88
  • Keywords: Lycopersicon lycopersicum, pyrimethanil, meiosis, pollen, CAPSICUM-ANNUUM-L, AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS, INSECTICIDES, PESTICIDES, FUNGICIDES
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Effects of Mythos SC 300 (300 g/l pyrimethanil), a fungicide on tomato plants were studied by observation of pollen meiosis. The fungicide was applied at double the recommended dosage (250 ml/100 l tap water). The anthers of flower bud fixed in Carnoy's fluid were stained with 2% aceto-orcein. The fungicide caused various anomalies in pollen meiosis, decrease in pollen yield and consequently influenced future seed formation.