Combining ability for forage attributes in Eu-Sorghum

Saini, M L and Paroda, R.S. (1977) Combining ability for forage attributes in Eu-Sorghum. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 37 (3). pp. 463-469.

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Eleven characters, including green and dry-fodder yield, were studied in a six-parent diallel cross involving S. vulgare, S. durra, S. caudatum, S. roxburghii, S. virgatum and S. sudanense. General combining ability (GCA) estimates for each character are given for the F1 and F2 of each parent, and values for the three crosses exhibiting greatest heterosis and specific combining ability are tabulated for each character. It is concluded from the association between GCA estimates for the F1 and F2 that the F2 can be used effectively in studies of combining ability. S. roxburghii and S. virgatum showed good GCA for most characters and are therefore recommended for use in breeding

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Forage Research, Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 10:42
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 10:42

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