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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3539-3550
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.416


Combining Ability Analysis of Maize Inbred Lines from Line X Tester Mating Design under Two Plant Population Density
 Manisha Negi*, D.C. Baskheti and Rajani
1Department of Seed Science and Technology, Deptt. of Genetics and Plant Breeding2, Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar-263 145 (U.S. Nagar) Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A line X tester analysis was carried out in maize with nine lines and five tester under two plant population density (optimum planting density and high planting density) at the Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Combining ability analysis revealed significant variances due to GCA and SCA for most of the characters in both the environments, indicating importance of both additive and non-additive genetic variances. The magnitude of SCA variance was greater than GCA variance for all the characters in all the environments showing preponderance of non-additive variance and suitability of material for hybrid breeding. The GCA effects of the parents indicated that parental lines L1, L4, L8, L9 and testers T2 and T3 in optimum plant population density; lines, L1, L2, L4, L8 and L9 and testers T1, T3 and T4 in high plant population density and lines L2, L4, L8 and L9 and tester T1 in pooled environment were the best combiners. Hybrids L2 x T5, L7 x T1, L3 x T5 and L9 x T2 in optimum plant population density, L2 x T5, L3 x T5 and L8 x T1 in high plant population density and L2 x T5, L8 x T1 and L6 x T1 in pooled environment showed higher SCA effects for grain yield and its contributing traits.


Keywords: GCA, Line × tester. Maize, SCA
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Manisha Negi., D.C. Baskheti and Rajani. 2018. Combining Ability Analysis of Maize Inbred Lines from Line X Tester Mating Design under Two Plant Population Density.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3539-3550. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.416