Commercial feasibility of growing interpopulation hybrids in pearl millet.

Rai, K N and Rao, A S (1995) Commercial feasibility of growing interpopulation hybrids in pearl millet. International Sorghum and Millets Newsletter (36). pp. 49-50. ISSN 0584-1321

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Abstract

Three cycles of recurrent selection were completed in Dwarf Nigerian Composite (NCD2) for the ability of an A4 system to maintain cytoplasmic-nuclear male sterility. Some 36% of the unselected bulk (C0) progenies did not shed pollen and were male-sterile, 88% of C1 progeny were male-sterile and all progeny after 2 selections (C2). Hybrids from crosses between bulks from each selection cycle and a male-sterile line (81A4) were evaluated. The frequency of male-sterile plants increased from 62% in the 81A4 × C0 topcross hybrid to 93% in 81A4 × C1 and 100% in 81A4 × C2.

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Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Depositing User: Mr Sanat Kumar Behera
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2011 08:24
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2011 08:25
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/2608
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