Inheritance of Seed Size in Chickpeas (Cicer Arietinum L.)

Niknejad, M. and Khosh-khui , M. and Ghorashy, S.R. (1971) Inheritance of Seed Size in Chickpeas (Cicer Arietinum L.). Crop Science, 11 (5). pp. 768-769.

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Two chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) pure lines, one having small seeds and another with large seeds, were crossed reciprocally. Parents, F1, and F2 generations were grown in a field study to determine the inheritance of seed size. The results showed that large seeds were partially dominant to small seeds with at least eight pairs of genes controlling seed size. Broad sense heritability was estimated to be 81%. No maternal effects were observed in this study

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gram, Heritability, Reciprocal cross
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Seed Technology
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2011 05:10
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2011 05:10
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