Seeds : Seeds are used after soaking to get greater frequency of induced mutations than air dried.
Seedlings : At any stage of life cycle can be subjected to radiation but usually seedlings neither too young nor too old are irradiated due to their convenience in handling in pots transportation from nursery easily.
Flowers : Meiotic cells have been found more sensitive than the mitotic cells and therefore, plants are irradiated in the flowering stage in order to affect the developing gametes.
Cuttings : In case of fruit tree when they are propagated by clones – the desirable cuttings are exposed to irradiation.
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