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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Issue 1 (2019)

Studies on combining ability and gene action in kharif season bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) standl.]

Author(s):

Sudhanshu Mishra, Satrughan Pandey, Navin Kumar, VP Pandey and T Singh

Abstract:
Observations were recorded on parents and F1 for 12 traits viz. days to first male and female flower anthesis, node number to first male and female flower appearance, days to first fruit harvest, vine length (m), number of primary branches per plant, fruit length (cm), fruit circumference (cm), fruit weight (kg), number of fruits and fruit yield per plant (kg). Parent NDBG-744, Pusa Naveen and NDBG-707 for number of fruits and yield per plant, for number of fruits and yield along with earliness parent NDBG-707 and Pusa Naveen, for small fruit NDBG-749-2 and Pusa Naveen, were found good general combiners. Combining abilities coincides with per se performance. Additive and non additive gene action with over mean degree of dominance indicated predominant role of non-additive gene action in the inheritance of most of the traits. Asymmetrical distribution of genes showing dominance with more proportion of dominant gene than recessive one were detected for all the trait’s no major gene group were involved in the inheritance of all the traits studies.

Pages: 11-18  |  872 Views  81 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Sudhanshu Mishra, Satrughan Pandey, Navin Kumar, VP Pandey and T Singh. Studies on combining ability and gene action in kharif season bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) standl.]. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1):11-18.