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The Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Year : 2009, Volume : 69, Issue : 2
First page : ( 122) Last page : ( 126)
Print ISSN : 0019-5200.

Estimation of genetic parameters in recombinant inbred population derived from interspecific cross of chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Singh Archana 1, Singh N. P.*

Indian Institute of Pulses Research, Kanpur 208 024.

* Corresponding author's e-mail: narendrasingh@scientist.com

1Present address: Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi (UP).

Received:  June,  2008; Revised:  April,  2009; Accepted:  May,  2009.


A set of 140 recombinant inbred lines (RIL's) population (F8) derived from interspecific cross C. arietinum cv K 850 X C. reticulatum (ICCW 8), were studied for the various genetic parameters viz., magnitude of genotypic and phenotypic variation, heritability, genetic advance and correlation coefficients. Maximum variability was observed for yield/plant followed by number of pods/plant and 100-seed weight. Maximum heritability was observed for seed weight (92.5%) followed by seeds/pod (74.5%) and plant height (59.8%). High expected genetic advance coupled with high heritability estimates were observed for yield/plant, pods/plant and plant height suggesting a possibility of isolation of superior lines for these characters in recombinant inbred population.Yield/plant had significant positive phenotypic and genotypic correlation with 100seed weight, seeds/pod and pods/plant. Based on mean performance of RILs over control, superior lines were selected for various yield component traits.



Cicer arietinum, genetic parameters, interspecific cross, RILs.


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