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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 747-756
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.090


Detection of Epistasis and Estimation of Additive and Dominance Components of Genetic Variation for Fruit Yield and Horticultural Traits in Okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench]
Akhilesh Singh*, Sonia Sood and V.K. Sood
Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, College of Agriculture, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur (HP)-176 062, India
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Abstract:

In order to detect gene action and epistatic effects for fruit yield and horticultural traits, 12 fixed lines, three testers and their 36 triple test cross families of okra were used in a randomized complete block design with three replications at the Experimental Farm, Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, CSKHPKV, Palampur (H.P.) during summer-rainy season, 2016-2018. Analysis of variance revealed significant differences among treatments. Triple test cross analysis revealed epistatic effects for days to 50 per cent flowering, plant height, harvest duration, fruit yield per plant and mucilage. (i) type epistasis was observed for the traits viz., fruit length, harvest duration, fruit yield per plant, ridges per fruit and mucilage whereas (j+l) type epistasis for days to 50 per cent flowering, days to first picking, plant height, harvest duration, fruit yield per plant and mucilage. Both additive and non-additive gene actions were significant for days to 50 per cent flowering, first fruit producing node, plant height, harvest duration, fruit yield per plant, ridges per fruit and mucilage. For these traits, selection in segregating generations and hybridization breeding methods could prove to be useful. Higher D than H for all the traits was showing incomplete dominance except for mucilage. Correlation coefficient (r) between sums and differences of lines were non-significant for most traits except fruit length and harvest duration, suggesting ambidirectional nature of dominant genes between lines. Comparison of the line x tester and triple test cross approach used in the experiment for the additive and dominance components of genetic variance revealed underestimation of both additive and dominance genetic components in the line x tester mating design.


Keywords: Okra, gene action, epistasis, triple test cross analysis, genetic components
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Akhilesh Singh, Sonia Sood and Sood, V.K. 2019. Detection of Epistasis and Estimation of Additive and Dominance Components of Genetic Variation for Fruit Yield and Horticultural Traits in Okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench].Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 747-756. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.090