Study of CGMS based Short Duration Hybrids of Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] In Terms of Heterosis

Srivarsha, J and Jahagirdar, J E and Sameer Kumar, C V and Hingane, A J and Patil, D K and Gite, V K and Shruthi, H B and Bhosle, T M (2017) Study of CGMS based Short Duration Hybrids of Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] In Terms of Heterosis. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences, 6 (11). pp. 682-692. ISSN 23197692

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Twenty seven pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] hybrids were developed by hand pollination using three CMS lines (A lines) and nine testers (R lines). These hybrids along with their parents and two standard checks (VL Arhar1 and ICPL 161) were evaluated in a randomized block design with three replications during kharif 2016-17 for the heterosis studies. Results indicated that the crosses ICPA 2039 x ICPL161 and ICPA 2039 x ICPL 90048 had manifested significant heterobeltiosis and standard heterosis over two checks viz., VL Arhar1 and ICPL 161 for grain yield per plant and yield contributing characters. The stability of these promising crosses can be studied across the different environments and feasibility for their commercial utilisation could be tested in further generations.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Asia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pigeonpea, Line x tester, Heterosis, Heterobeltiosis, Grain yield
Subjects: Mandate crops > Pigeonpea
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2017 08:55
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2017 08:55
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