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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 120-128
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.015


Identification of High Beta Carotene Lines in F5 Generation of Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]
J. Jiji*, P. Sumathi and N. Senthil
Centre for Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore -641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Pearl Millet is a principal food cereal cultivated in drought prone semi-arid regions of Africa and Indian subcontinent. The present investigation was carried out in F5 generation of pearl millet population at Department of Millets, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-03. Attempts were made to estimate total carotenoids and β carotene content of single cross combination, PT 6029 x PT 6129 and its selected promising progenies of F5 generation. The parent PT 6129 showed higher total carotenoids (8.99 µg/g) and β carotene content (1.71 µg/g) than the other parent and it is having yellow grain colour, while, the parent PT 6029 recorded grey colour grain with low β carotene content (0.61 µg/g) which indicated that yellow colour contributed to β carotene content. The progenies, TNBG-06-53-1-4-7 recorded high total carotenoids (8.10 µg/g) and β carotene (1.73 µg/g) followed by TNBG-06-81-10-9-9, TNBG-06-127-3-3-1, TNBG-06-81-4-8-6 and TNBG-06-3-3-6-1. Hence, these progenies provide a valuable basis for increasing β carotene through conventional breeding.


Keywords: Pearl millet, Total carotenoids, β carotene, HPLC.
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Jiji, J., P. Sumathi and Senthil, N. 2017. Identification of High Beta Carotene Lines in F5 Generation of Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 120-128. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.015