Changes in flower colour among Lady Group of Chrysanthemum × grandiflorum
/Ramat./Kitam. as a result of mutation breeding
Justyna Lema-Rumińska, Małgorzata Zalewska
Department of Ornamental Plants and Vegetable Crops
Laboratory of Biotechnology
University of Technology and Agriculture
Bernardyńska 6, 85-029 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Ten mutants and one original cultivar of chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum × grandiflorum
/Ramat./Kitam., syn. Dendranthema grandiflora Tzvelev) representing the Lady Group were analysed
for pigment content in the inflorescence by the spectrophotometric method. The respective
mutants obtained by ionising radiation differed in their quality and quantity
of flavonoids and carotenoids in the inflorescence as compared with the
original ‘Richmond’. Each mutant studied exhibited its own permanent repetitive
profile of the occurrence of pigments, which allows the possibility of showing
the distinctness of the cultivars analysed and may be useful in their identification.
Lema-Rumińska J., Zalewska M., 2005. Changes in flower colour among Lady Group
of Chrysanthemum × grandiflorum /Ramat./Kitam. as a result of mutation breeding.
Folia Horticulturae 17/1: 61-72.