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Gene Action and Combining Ability Estimates Using Cytoplasmic Male Sterile Lines to Develop Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) MILLSP.] hybrids

P.K. PATEL, D.A. CHAUHAN, A.B. PATIL AND M.B. PATEL

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, N. M. College of Agriculture, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari, Maharashtra

Corresponding Author's Email: pooja.agri1992@gmail.com

Abstract

Evaluation of 25 F1 hybrids were involving five CMS lines and five testers in line × tester fashion, data recorded on twelve agronomical characters. The estimation of gca effects for parents indicated that among females, ICP- 2098A was good general combiner for yield and yield attributing traits, whereas in males ICPL-87119 was good general combiner for yield and yield attributing characters. In the crosses viz., ICP-2210A x ICPL-87119 and ICP-2098A x ICPL-87119 were the best specific combinations for seed yield per plant and its attributing character.

Keywords: Combining ability, Pigeon pea, Cytoplasmic male sterility.

Page No.: 3527-3533

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