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In this research five levels of Saffron Corm weights (6-8-10-12 and 14 grams) and five dose of gamma radiation (0-2.5-5-7.5 and 10 GY) were used. There were 25 treatments with 4 replication. The statistical analysis were conducted on petiole and stigma length on both the irradiated and the controlled. There were no significant difference at 5% level and weight of Saffron Corms and the irradiation does on the petiole and stigma length. The chromosomal studies on the root tip showed the chromosome abnormality in corm weight of 8 and 10 grams and the doses of 7.5 and 10 GY. It can be concluded that irradiation of more than10 GY will cause abnormality and stops the emergence of Saffron. The best does of irradiation was found to be 5-10 GY.
M. Negbi, B. Dagan, A. Dror, “Growth flowering, vegetative reproduction and dormancy in the saffron (Crocus sativus L),” Israel Journal of botany. 38: 95-113 (1989).