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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 2996-3006
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.318


Heterosis and Combining Ability for Yield in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)
Singh Varinder and V.K. Vashisht
Department of Vegetable Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was conducted to assess the extent of heterosis and combining ability of muskmelon in a half diallel mating design. Forty five F1 hybrids and ten inbred lines were evaluated for fourteen different characters during 2014-15 at Department of Vegetable Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana. The analysis of variance indicated significant variability among all the genotypes for all the traits except fruit weight and acidity. The combining ability analysis revealed that general combining ability effects and specific combining ability effects were significant for all the traits. Among inbred lines, MS-5 and MM-311 were found to be the best general combiners for days to fruit maturity, fruit yield per plot and TSS content along with other important traits. Cross combination, MM-309 × MM-311 exhibited highest specific combining ability for total fruit yield per plot, while cross combinations, MS-5 × MM 2008-8 and MS-5 × MM-308 were best specific combiners for TSS content and days to fruit maturity, respectively. Cross combinations viz., MS-5 × MM 308 and MS-5 × MM-304 were significantly better for days to fruit maturity, total fruit yield per plot and TSS content along with other important fruit traits over standard checks, Punjab Hybrid and Farmers’ Glory.


Keywords: Muskmelon, Diallel analysis, Heterosis, General combining ability, Specific combining ability
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Singh Varinder and Vashisht, V.K. 2018. Heterosis and Combining Ability for Yield in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 2996-3006. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.318