Inheritance of growth vigour and its association with other characters in chickpea

Sabaghpour, S H and Kumar, J and Rao, T N (2003) Inheritance of growth vigour and its association with other characters in chickpea. Plant Breeding, 122 (6). pp. 542-544. ISSN 1439-0523

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Growth vigour plays an important role in the establishment of a normal crop. The F2 population of a cross between high- and low-growth vigour varieties of chickpea segregated into 15 high:1 low growth vigour. The results for recombinant inbred lines and BC1P2 showed a good fit to the expected 3:1 ratio. The results indicated that growth vigour is controlled by two genes with duplicate dominant epistasis. No gene has so far been identified for growth vigour in chickpea. Correlation between growth vigour and other characters showed that high growth vigour had significant negative correlation with days to first flower, days to 50% flowering, days to first pod and days to maturity.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cicer arietinum;growth vigour –drought stress
Subjects: Mandate crops > Chickpea
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 06:40
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 06:40
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Acknowledgement: The authors acknowledge the technical assistance of B. V. Rao and M. Aziz who are technicians in chickpea breeding at ICRISAT. This study is a part of PhD thesis of the first author Sayyed Hossain Sabaghpour, submitted in partial fulfilment to Acharya N G Ranga Agricultural University Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 50030, India.
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