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The Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding
Year : 1993, Volume : 53, Issue : 2
First page : ( 203) Last page : ( 207)
Print ISSN : 0019-5200.

Analysis of gene effects for yield and certain yield traits in chickpea

Singh R. K., Singh B. B., Singh D. P.

Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, N. D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Narendra Nagar, Faizabad 224229.

Received:  7  August,  1992; Accepted:  8  December,  1992.

Abstract

Character means of six generations (P1, P2, F1, F2, BC1 and BC2) of six inter varietal crosses in chickpea were used to detect epistasis and gene effects for yield and seven yield components. All the eight characters appeared to be complex as genetic interaction manifested in all crosses for most of the characters. Both additive and nonadditive gene effects were recorded for days to flower, primary and secondary branches, No. of pods, and grain yield per plant.

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Keywords

Cicer arietinum, gene effects, generation mean.

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