1.Cytoplasmic Male Sterility (CMS)

Cytoplasmic Male Sterility (CMS)

  • This type of sterility is determined by the cytoplasm.
  • The zygote gets cytoplasm from mother or egg cell.
  • Hence the progeny will also be male sterile.
  • This type of male sterility is known in many crop plants such as onion.
  • Genes conditioning male sterility is located in mitochondria or plasmid.

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