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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 6, Special Issue 1 (2017)
Heterosis for Seed Yield and Its Components in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.)
Author(s): Meetika Singh, SK Singh, Pooran Chand, SA Kerkhi and Navneet Kumar
Abstract: Brassica juncea L. is an important oilseed crop which occupies premier position in Indian agriculture. Developing high yielding genotypes has been a major breeding objective in Indian mustard. Present study was conducted at Crop Research Centre (Chirodi) of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut (U.P.) during rabi 2014-15. to determineheterosis of 60 crosses of Indian mustard. Parents and F1 hybrids were evaluated in RCBD with 3 replications heterosis was observed amongst the best hybrids identified on the basis of SCA effects. Hybrids R5 x Kranti, Krishna x Ashirvad, Vardan x Kranti and Pusa Jagannath x Kranti exhibited highest magnitude of better parent heterosis with higher per se performance for seed yield. The high yielding crosses may be exploited for developing superior genotypes and the parents involved may be converted to well adapted cytoplasmic male sterile or restorer lines.
How to cite this article:
Meetika Singh, SK Singh, Pooran Chand, SA Kerkhi and Navneet Kumar. Heterosis for Seed Yield and Its Components in Indian mustard (Brassica juncea L.). 2017; 6(6S): 755-759.