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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 1144-1151

Estimates of Genetic Component of Variation in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)
Koushik Saha1*, Subhalaxmi Mishra2, H. Choudharyand Sourav Mahapatra1
1Division of Vegetable Science, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi-110012, India
2Department of Vegetable and Spice Crop, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya-736165, India
*Corresponding author

A study of twenty one F1 hybrids of Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.) in a half-diallel set involving seven parents showed over-dominance and low narrow-sense heritability for all the characters except node no of first female flower, average fruit weight, first fruit harvest and yield per plant. In all these characters, the dominance component of genetic variance (H1) was higher than the additive component of genetic variance (D) indicating predominance of dominant gene action over additive gene action and commercial exploitation of heterosis for improvement of these traits.

Keywords: Muskmelon, Half-diallel; dominance component of genetic variance, Additive component of genetic variance, Additive gene action, Dominant gene action

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Koushik Saha, Subhalaxmi Mishra, H. Choudhary and Sourav Mahapatra. 2018. Estimates of Genetic Component of Variation in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 1144-1151. doi:
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