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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 3834-3838
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.451


Studies on Skewness and Kurtosis of Sorghum Downy Mildew Resistant BC3F3 Progenies in Maize
K. Sumathi1*, K.N. Ganesan2 and N. Senthil3
1Centre for Plant breeding and Genetics, TNAU, Coimbatore, India 2Millet Breeding Station, TNAU Coimbatore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation was carried out at Eastern Block of the Central Farm Unit, Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India to identify the gene interaction for yield contributing characters to increase the yield. For this purpose nine biometrical characters of four SDM resistant progenies viz., UMI 79/936-C1- 7-7-7-40, UMI 79/936-C1- 7-7-7-46, UMI 79/936-C1- 7-7-7-52 and UMI 79/936-C1- 7-7-7-80 were used for skewness and kurtosis studies. These studies revealed that in BC3F3 population, progeny UMI 79/936- C1-7-7-7-40 positive skewness for days to 50% tasseling, days to 50% silking, days to maturity, cob diameter, 100 grain weight and grain yield per plant and negative kurtosis was observed for the traits under study. The positive skewness indicates the presence of complementary epistatic gene action for the trait and the gain is slower with mild selection and gain is faster with intensive selection. The progenies UMI 79/936- C1-7-7-7-46, UMI 79/936- C1-7-7-7-52 and UMI 79/936- C1-7-7-7-80 showed positive skewness for 50% tasseling, days to 50% silking, days to maturity, cob length, cob diameter, 100 grain weight and grain yield per plant. Most of the traits under study showed negative kurtosis in BC3F3 population. The negative kurtosis indicate platykurtic curve which means that flat values are present in the distribution and complementary gene action. If selection for these characters were made intensively, the gain will be faster.


Keywords: Skewness, Kurtosis, Maize
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Sumathi, K., K.N. Ganesan and Senthil, N. 2018. Studies on Skewness and Kurtosis of Sorghum Downy Mildew Resistant BC3F3 Progenies in Maize.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 3834-3838. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.706.451