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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:6, June, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(6): 1007-1021

Combining Ability for Yield and its Attributes in Response to Arsenic Absorption in Maize (Zea mays L.)
Girish Nandan, Shyam Sundar Mandal*, Bishnu Deo Prasad, Urusha Zareen and Jyoti Rani
Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, BAC, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, India-813210
*Corresponding author

Combining ability was studied in a 4 × 4 half diallel cross in maize for grain yield and yield contributing characters under arsenic treatment. Half diallel analysis is an efficient method for the study of combining ability and the gene action of the characters under study. Combining ability (GCA and SCA) refers to the ability of a genotype to transmit superior performance to its crosses. Its estimation are important genetic attributes for maize breeders in anticipating improvement in productivity via hybridization and selection. An estimate of combining ability analysis is one of the powerful tools for the identification of best combiners that may be used in crosses either to exploit heterosis or to accumulate productive genes which can further be utilized for genetic improvement for yield.

Keywords: Combining ability, Heterosis, GCA, SCA, Maize (Zea mays L.), Nature of gene action

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Girish Nandan, Shyam Sundar Mandal, Dr. Bishnu Deo Prasad, Urusha Zareen and Jyoti Rani. 2020. Combining Ability for Yield and its Attributes in Response to Arsenic Absorption in Maize (Zea mays L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(6): 1007-1021. doi:
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