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EARLY GENERATION EVALUATION FOR YIELD AND YIELD-RELATED TRAITS IN LENTIL

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Fifteen F3 bulks along with one check were evaluated in a complete randomized
block design with three replications. Harvest index coupled with pods/plant and '
primary branches were found to be reliable selection criteria in segregating generations
for increasing yield. In the present study correlations alone were not good criterion
of assessing the potentiality of crosses in early generations. However, promising
crosses could be identify in early segregating generations only on the basis of
combination of characters. Crosses involving Precoz sel. as one of the parents were
promising. Study also reveals that the harvest index and pods/plant in conjunction
with the secondary branches are helpful in selection for yield. It also appears that
the random bulk procedure of generation advancement in F2 was unable to identify
the plants with increased yield in F3 and yield per se could not be used as a reliable
criterion for rejection/selection of the crosses in F3.
 

Keywords: Lens culinaris, lentil, early generation, correlation

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Year: 1998
Volume: 58
Issue: 4
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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