HELIA 43

December 2005

Table of contents

CULTURE CHARACTERISTICS AND HISTOLOGICAL CHANGES IN LEAF TISSUES OF CULTIVATED AND WILD SUNFLOWERS 
K.J. Madhavi, M. Sujatha, D. Raja Ram Reddy & S. Chander Rao........p.1

BIOCHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF RESISTANCE AGAINST Alternaria helianthi IN CULTIVATED AND WILD SUNFLOWERS
K.J. Madhavi, M. Sujatha, D. Raja Ram Reddy & S. Chander Rao............p.13 

REACTION OF SOME SUNFLOWER ACCESSIONS TO Albugo tragopogonis & Sclerotinia sclerotiorum INFECTIONS
F.Castano, T. Gulya, J. Ré, M. Echeverria and R. Rodriguez........p. 25

ASSESSMENT OF HERITABILITY OF Alternaria helianthi RESISTANCE TRAIT IN SUNFLOWER USING MOLECULAR MARKERS
Uma K. Murthy, Ian E. Lyngdon, T. Gopalakrishna, M.B. Shivanna and D. Theertha Prasad...............p.33

USE OF ALBUMIN MARKERS FOR DEFINING GENETIC PURITY OF SUNFLOWER PARENT LINES AND HYBRIDS
I.V. Aksyonov............................p.43

PROTEIN MARKERS SPECIFICITY OF SUNFLOWER INBRED LINES
I.V. Aksyonov............................p.49

A SHORT-CYCLE SUNFLOWER LINE DERIVED FROM INTERGENERIC HYBRIDIZATION Helianthus x Verbesina
Roumiana Vassilevska-Ivanova.................................... p.55

INTERGENERIC HYBRID BETWEEN CULTIVATED SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.) AND Tithonia rotundifolia (Mill.) Blake
M. Humberto Reyes-Valdes, Martha Gomez-Martinez, Octavio Martinez, Fernando Hernandez- Godinez .................p.61

SELECTION OF NEW SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.) SYNTHETIC VARIETIES ADAPTED FOR PRODUCTION AREAS OF MOZAMBIQUE
Magaia, H.E., Freire, M. Monjana A., Davolio Marani, O., Zazzerini, A., Durante, M., Cecconi, F................p.69

HYBRID VIGOR IN SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.)
Yalcin Kaya .............p.77

INFLUENCE OF MATURE AND IMMATURE SUNFLOWER SEED TREATMENT WITH ETHYLMETHANESULPHONATE ON MUTATION SPECTRUM AND FREQUENCY
V. Lyakh , A. Soroka, V. Vasin.........................p.87

POLLEN USE EFFICIENCY OF SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.) LINES cms 234 AND RHA 6D-1
Sumathi, P., Nirmalakumari, A., Muralidharan V.......... p.99

PLEIOTROPIC GENE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON STEM, PETIOLE AND BRACT TIP PIGMENTATION IN SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.)
T.V. Deveraja, Shanker Goud..............p.107

ADAPTABILITY TO VARIABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND IRRIGATION RESPONSE IN NS SUNFLOWER HYBRIDS
Livija Maksimovic........................... p.113

COMBINING ABILITY ANALYSIS FOR AGRONOMIC TRAITS IN SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.)
L. Ortis, G. Nestares, E. Frutos, N. Machado.............................p.125

EFFECT OF NUTRIENTS AND MOISTURE CONSERVATION PRACTICES ON GROWTH, YIELD AND ECONOMICS OF SUNFLOWER (Helianthus annuus L.) GROWN ON RAINFED VERTISOLS IN SEMIARID TROPICS
B.N. Reddy, H.T. Chandranath, Y. Muralidharudu, K.R. Lokesha, & P. Murali Arthanari..................p.135

INFLUENCE OF SEASONAL VARIATIONS ON YIELD AND YIELD COMPONENTS OF SUNFLOWER
Fayyaz-ul-Hassan, Mumtaz Akhtar Cheema, Ghulam Qadir & Ch. M. Azim...................p.145

PRESENT STATUS OF SUNFLOWER DOWNY MILDEW DISEASE IN INDIA
S.P. Shirshikar .....................p.153

CONTROL OF DOWNY MILDEW IN SUNFLOWER WITH A NEW METALAXYL FORMULATION APRON XL635 E.S.
S.P. Shirshikar ........................................p.159

SUNFLOWER AREA AND PRODUCTION VARIABILITY IN PAKISTAN : OPPORTUNITIES AND CONSTRAINTS
Nisar Ali Shah, Hassnain Shah & Nadeem Akmal.................165