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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 2648-2660
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.319


Heterosis and Combining Ability Studies in Indigenous Collection of Pearl Millet Germplasm [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]
M. Bala Barathi1*, B. Vijaya Lakshmi1, P. Sanjana Reddy2 and Sk. Nafeez Umar3
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural College, Bapatla-522101 Andhra Pradesh, India
2Indian Institute of Millets Research, Rajendranagar-500030, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3Department of Statistics and Computer Applications, Agricultural College, Tirupathi-517501, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The heterosis and combining ability study was conducted in pearl millet involving 60 crosses and 32 parents for 10 quantitative traits to predict the gene action involved in inheritance of yield and yield contributing traits and to identify best general combiners and superior crosses. Among parents, the line ICMA 04999 and testers 2325, 2396, 2306, 2337, 2348 and 2394 were the good general combiners for grain yield and could be used in hybridization programme to exploit their general combining ability. The components of variance due to gca and sca revealed predominance of non-additive gene action for all the traits. The cross ICMA 04999 × 2309 recorded high significant positive sca effect, mid parent, better parent heterotic effect and per se performance for grain yield.


Keywords: Heterosis, Grain yield, Pearl millet and line × tester
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Bala Barathi, M., B. Vijaya Lakshmi, P. Sanjana Reddy and Nafeez Umar, Sk. 2020. Heterosis and Combining Ability Studies in Indigenous Collection of Pearl Millet Germplasm [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.].Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 2648-2660. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.319