Combining ability analysis in pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides S & H)

Tyagi, C.S. and Paroda, R.S. and Arora, N.D. and Singh, K.P. (1978) Combining ability analysis in pearl millet (Pennisetum typhoides S & H). Haryana Agricultural University Journal of Research, 8 (3). pp. 147-153.

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Analysis of data on seven growth and yield traits from a 16 X 16 diallel using method 2, model 1, and method 4, model 1, of Griffing [see PBA 27, 1034] revealed that estimates of both general and specific combining ability (GCA and SCA) were highly significant for all traits except ear diameter. High GCA : SCA ratios indicated a preponderance of additive genetic variance for most traits. The inbreds H26, H111, H310 and H440 showed the best combining ability for grain and ear traits. Better estimates of combining ability variances were obtained when data from the parental generation were excluded from the analysis than when they were included, whereas combining ability estimates were similar in both cases

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Plant Breeding, Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 07 May 2012 05:59
Last Modified: 07 May 2012 05:59

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