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Which was first Indian dwarf, amber grained variety of wheat made from sonora-64 y-rays? Sonalika Sharbati sonora Kalyan sona HUW-468

Which was first Indian dwarf, amber grained variety of wheat  made from sonora-64 y-rays?
  1. Sonalika
  2. Sharbati sonora
  3. Kalyan sona
  4. HUW-468

Grade:12th pass

1 Answers

Apoorva Arora IIT Roorkee
askIITians Faculty 181 Points
7 years ago
The correct option is 2.
A scientific paper in which Swaminathan and his team claimed to have produced a mutant breed of wheat by gamma irradiation of a Mexican variety (Sonora 64) resulting in Sharbati Sonora, claimed to have a very high lysine content led to a major controversy. The case was discussed as a classic example of scientific misdemeanor and was claimed to be an error made by the laboratory assistant. The episode was also compounded by the suicide of an agricultural scientist.

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