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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 4471-4478
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.466


Combining Ability Studies in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) for Quantitative Characters
L. Bhatt1*, S.P. Singh1, A.K. Soni1 and M.K. Samota2
1Sri Karan Narendra Agriculture University, Jobner-303329, India
2ICAR- Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110 012, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Nine diverse genotypes of bitter gourd (Momordica charantia L.) were crossed during summer season of 2015 in diallel design (excluding reciprocals).The resultant 36 hybrids along with the parents were evaluated in randomized block design with three replications during Kharif 2015 at Horticulture farm, S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner. Each parents/F1 were sown in furrow maintaining 2.25m x 0.75m spacing. The analysis of variance for experimental design revealed the existence of adequate genetic variability in experimental material for all traits under study. Variance due to parents Vs F1’s were significant for all characters, except days taken to opening of first female flower,days taken to first fruit set, fruit weight and total fruits yield per vine, thereby indicating the presence of overall average heterosis for all characters. Combining ability analysis revealed importance of both additive and non-additive gene action. On the basis of overall performance the three best crosses were, namely Panipat Local x Phule Green, Phule Green x Pusa Do Mausami and Punjab-14 x Pusa Do Mausami. Panipat Local x Phule Green was superior in respect of days taken to opening first female flower, vine length, days to first fruit harvest, fruit length. Phule Green x Pusa Do Mausami was took fruit length, fruit weight, fruit diameter and total fruits yield per vine. Punjab-14 x Pusa Do Mausami was better with regard to superior for number of node at which first female flower appeared, number of fruits per vine and days to first fruit harvest. Hence could be further evaluated in future breeding programme for their large scale testing.


Keywords: Genotype,Replications,Breeding,Fruit harvest.
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Bhatt, L., Singh, S.P., Soni, A.K. and Samota, M.K. 2017. Combining Ability Studies in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.) for Quantitative Characters.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 4471-4478. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.466