Evaluation of Certain Crosses in Pearlmillet (Pennisetum Americanum (L.) Leeke)

Seetharamaiah , K.V. (1981) Evaluation of Certain Crosses in Pearlmillet (Pennisetum Americanum (L.) Leeke). PhD thesis, Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University.

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Sixty crosses of Pearlmillet (Pennisetum americanum (L.) Leeke) made by Gopinath(1980) were evaluated in two experiments(1) with seven high x low crosses selected one for each character under study and (2) with remaining 53 crosses subjected to early physiological cauterization. In the first experiment the ‘F2’ was obtained after intermating respective ‘F1’to ‘F2’ generation for the characters for which they were selected, due to transgresses segregation, except within hybrid selected for plant height, A shift towards desirable charcters( dwarfness, longer earheads, more ear grith, higher tiller number, heaviour seeds) was found as the generation were advanced. Correlation co-efficients revealed that selection pressure should be imposed on tiller number, ear lengh and ear girth for the improvement of the crop...

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Author Affiliation: Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University
Subjects: Statistics and Experimentation
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 12:38
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2013 12:38
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/11847

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