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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(2): 138-144
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.017


Selection of Parents based on Combining Ability Studies
in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. moench) 
Amba Kumari1*, Vijay Kumar Singh1, M. S. Kundu2, R. P. Prasad3
1Department of vegetable science, Bihar Agricultural University,
Sabour (Bhagalpur) - 813210, Bihar, India
2Extension Education, RAU, Pusa (Samastipur) - 843121, Bihar, India
3Department of plant protection, KVK (Darbhanga)-847302, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Okra or lady's finger, (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench) commonly known as bhindi in India is the most popular vegetable of the family malvaceae, is an important vegetable of the tropical and subtropical region. It is valued for its medicinal properties to cure renal colic, leucorrhoea, chronic dysentery and goitre due to high iodine content in fruits. In okra, a large number of varieties have been developed but substantial increase in productivity could not be realized. There is a necessary to improve the yield per unit area to achieve the increased production from a limited land. The experiment was undertaken to study the combining ability for yield and its contributing traits in okra. The experimental material consisted of 30 genotype (7 parents, 2 standard checks 21 F1 hybrids) was conducted in a randomized block design for fifteen characters. The mean square due to gca (General combining ability), sca (Specific combining ability) effects were significant for pod yield and yield contributing traits studied. The parents KashiKranti, ArkaAbhay and PusaSawani were found to be best general combiner for most of the characters including yield per plant and can be exploited well in further breeding programme. The estimates of effects revealed that the cross combinations ArkaAbhay x KashiKranti, KashiPragati x PusaSawani,ArkaAbhay x Punjab Padmini,PunjabPadmini x PusaSawani and ArkaAnamika x KashiKranti exhibited positive significant effect for yield attributing character and some of its related traits could be used as heterotic hybrids.


Keywords: Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench, Combining ability, gca effects, sca effects
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Amba Kumari, Vijay Kumar Singh, M. S. Kundu and Prasad, R. P. 2020. Selection of Parents based on Combining Ability Studies in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. moench).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(2): 138-144. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.902.017