Inheritance of forage quality characters in species of Eu-sorghums

Saini, M L and Paroda, R.S. (1975) Inheritance of forage quality characters in species of Eu-sorghums. Genetica Agraria, 29 (3-4). pp. 371-378.

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In a diallel cross of six Sorghum species, both additive and dominant effects controlled the expression of neutral detergent fibre (NDF) values and of in vitro dry-matter disappearance (IVDMD), whereas nonadditive effects predominated for protein content. There was overdominance for IVDMD and protein content, and partial dominance for NDF. Heritability was high for NDF, moderately low for IVDMD and low for protein content. For protein content, S. virgatum and S. sudanense had mostly dominant genes, and S. durra and S. caudatum had recessives. S. roxburghii and S. virgatum had dominant genes for IVDMD and NDF, S. caudatum had recessives for IVDMD and S. vulgare had recessives for NDF

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department Plant Breeding, Haryana Agricultural Universit, Hissar, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2012 06:13
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2012 06:14

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