Population improvement in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Sr.]

Unnikrishnan, K.V. and Govila, O.P. and Singh, R. and Verma, A.P.S. and Singh, B. and Singh, K.P. (2004) Population improvement in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Sr.]. Indian Journa of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 64 (4). pp. 295-298.

[img] PDF


In a study of intra-population variability in two popLllations (DEC 4 and DEC 5) of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Sr.], high variability for yield and yield contributing characters was observed. Several full-sib progenies with significantly higher yield than base populations were selected for further improvement of the material. Correlation and path analysis have revealed that in both populations tiller number played a significant role in making the yield followed by 1000 - grain weight, ear length and ear girth. It can be concluded that while making further selection tiller number should be given maximum weightage followed by grain weight, ear length and ear girth. Comparison of mass, simple recurrent an'd reciprocal recurrent selections have been made. It was found that maximum yield advantage was obtained in reciprocal recurrent selection.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi 110 012
Subjects: Plant Production > Production Practices
Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Mr T L Gautham
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2010 20:04
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2010 20:14
Official URL: http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijo...
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/799

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item