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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 2 (2019)

Identification of promising hybrids through exploitation of heterosis in chickpea (<em>Cicer arietinum </em>L.)

Author(s):

Majahir Rana, Mukesh Kumar, Pooran Chand, SK Singh and Mukesh Kumar

Abstract:
The present studies was conducted at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture &amp; Technology during the crop season 2014-15. It was concluded from nine diverse lines of chickpea (<em>Cicer arietinum</em> L.) with four broad genetic base testers were crossed in line x tester fashion and evaluated for ten quantitative characters. Analysis of variances revealed that variances due to lines x testers showed highly significant differences for all the characters indicating wide spectrum of variation among the genotypes. The present finding revealed that KGD-1161×Pusa-256 was promising cross combination for days to 50% flowering. Similarly, GNG-1581×WCG-3 was good cross combination for early maturity. The cross combination HK-4 x Pusa-256 was the best F1s for harvest index, 100-grain weight and grain yield per plant, whereas GNG-1581 x Pusa-1103 was the best cross combination for number of primary branches per plant and biological yield per plant. The cross C-235 x Sadbhavana, ICC-4958 x WCG-3 and C-235 x Pusa-1103 recorded early for days to maturity. The crosses ICC-4958 x Pusa-1103, HK-4 x Pusa-256 and WCG-9550 x Sadbhavana were found to be most promising crosses among all the thirty six crosses studied.

Pages: 1031-1035  |  1205 Views  321 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Majahir Rana, Mukesh Kumar, Pooran Chand, SK Singh and Mukesh Kumar. Identification of promising hybrids through exploitation of heterosis in chickpea (<em>Cicer arietinum </em>L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2S):1031-1035.

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