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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(4): 1308-1313
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.151


Production of Interspecific Hybrids between Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] × Napier Grass [Pennisetum purpureum (K.) Schum] and their Characterization
Arshpreet Kaur1, Rahul Kapoor1*, Yogesh Vikal2, Anu Kalia3 and Ruchika Bhardwaj1
1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 004, India
2School of Agriculture Biotechnology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 004, India
3Nanotechnology and electron Microscopy Laboratory, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana 141 004, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Interspecific hybrids between cultivars of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] with 2n = 2x = 14 and its wild relative Napier Grass [Pennisetum purpureum (K.) Schum] with 2n = 4x = 28, which have multicut behaviour, perennial nature, high biomass and drought tolerance traits for crop improvement, were obtained by cross hybridization. Twenty hybrid progenies were obtained and then examined based on the morphological traits. Nine of them were confirmed to be true interspecific hybrids. The confirmed interspecific hybrids were planted in field and characterized on pollen fertility and cytogenetic basis along with two check varieties. These interspecific hybrids were found to have low pollen viability, probably due to abnormal meiosis.


Keywords: Interspecific hybrids, Napier grass, Hybridization, pollen viability
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Arshpreet Kaur, Rahul Kapoor, Yogesh Vikal, Anu Kalia and Ruchika Bhardwaj. 2019. Production of Interspecific Hybrids between Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] × Napier Grass [Pennisetum purpureum (K.) Schum] and their Characterization.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(4): 1308-1313. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.804.151