Gene action in pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum L. Leeke)

Pethani, K.V. and Dave, H.R. (1989) Gene action in pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum L. Leeke). Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 163 (4). pp. 252-255.

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Data from crosses between 4 male-sterile lines and 20 inbreds grown under 5 different environments suggested that grain yield was largely governed by non-additive gene action but was accompanied by some significant additive gene action. GCA variance due to the female plants (male-sterile lines 5054A, 5141A, L111A and 126D2A) was significant, whereas that due to the male component was non-significant under all environments (different seasons and/or spacings at Jamnagar, Junagadh and Rajkot). Distortions in the proportions of SCA and GCA variances were attributed to a strong genotype × environment interaction

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Syamala
Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 03:25
Last Modified: 05 May 2011 03:25
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