Indian Journal of Agricultural ResearchYear : 2000, Volume : 34, Issue : 1
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ISSN : 0367-8245.
Studies on combining ability in pointed gourd (Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.)
Singh A.K.*, Singh R.D., Singh Kirti
N.D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad-224001, India.
* Present address: HPKV Regional Research Station, Dhaulakuan, Distt. Sirmour-173001, India.
Combining ability for various characters were studied in pointed gourd using line tester analysis. Two lines namely, NDP-4 and NDP-20 were observed good general combiner for yield. Among the testers, NDP-1 (M) was found to be good general combiner for yield. For number of fruits per plant the line NDP-4 and tester NDP-1 (M) were good general combiner. Ten cross combinations showed significant sca effects for yield. Among these NDP-3 (F-1) x NDP-4 (M) and NDP-17 x NDP-4 (M) exhibited maximum and minimum values of sca effects.