Mutagenesis of Raphanus sativus was conducted using 10kR, 20kR, and 30kR radiation in an attempt to determine the dosage which produces most mutants without being lethal. Pelargonidin production and physical characteristics of the storage root of the radishes were used as measures of mutagenicity. Plants which received of radiation exhibited the poorest development in every measured aspect except germination which was high. The results of this study suggest that at least 30kR of radiation should be used in experiments involving mutagenesis of Raphanus plants.
Lyko, Adam, "Mutagenesis of Raphanus sativus Using Ionizing Radiation" (1997). Senior Research Projects. 114.