Effects of cytoplasm from Cajanus cajanifolius on the performance of pigeonpea hybrids

Saxena, K B and Sultana, R and Rathore, A (2015) Effects of cytoplasm from Cajanus cajanifolius on the performance of pigeonpea hybrids. Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding, 75 (04). pp. 486-489. ISSN 0975-6906

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This research communication reports results of the first study on the influence of cytoplasm on the performance of CMS-based pigeonpea hybrids. In this study two isonuclear lines with diverse cytoplasm were compared in hybrid combinations involving seven inbred fertility restorers. Pusa Ageti-(F) had cultivated pigeonpea cytoplasm, while Pusa Ageti-(A4CMS) carried the cytoplasm of a wild species Cajanus cajanifolius. The trials conducted over two seasons, showed small cytoplasmic effects on the traits studied. For seed yield the hybrids with cultivated cytoplasm were better in performance; however the extent of the superiority of these hybrids varied. The greatest yield penalty of 19.1% due to the cytoplasm of the wild species was recorded in cross involving restorer line R-2364. For other traits no definite trend was observed in favour of any specific cytoplasm. The cytoplasmic effects on the hybrids also appeared to be influenced by genetic variation in the pollinator lines.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cytoplasm, Iso-nuclear lines, Pigeonpea, Wild species, Yield components, Pigeonpea hybrids
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2015 10:20
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 09:43
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9151
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5958/0975-6906.2015.00077.2
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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