An eight-parent diallel cross without reciprocals of round fruited brinjal and their 28 Fl
hybrids were subjected to combining ability analysis for yield and fruit characters. Both
additive and nonadditive gene actions were observed for all the characters, except for yield
were nonadditive gene action alone was exhibited. Among the parents, Cluster White was
found to be a good general combiner for early flowering, dwarf plant type and fruits/plant
and variety Hyderabad Local for early flowering and number of secondary branches. The
crosses Manjarigota X Mettavanga, Black Beauty X Srikakulam and Cluster White X
Mettavanga were superior in yield per plant.
Keywords: Brinjal, combining ability, yield, yield components.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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