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GENETICS OF SEED SIZE AND SEED YIELD IN LENTIL (LENS CULINARIS MEDIK)

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One bold- and five small seeded varieties/lines of lentil were crossed to make a half-dialle!.
Combining abilities were calculated and both additive and nonadditive gene actions were
found to be important in the expression of 10o-seed weight and seed yield/plant in lentil.
The per se performance of parents gave fair indication of their gca effects for loo-seed
weight. One bold- and two small seeded parents had high seed weight besides being good
general combiners for this trait. Only one parent KL 86-2, was found to be a good general
combiner for seed yield/plant and also having significant positive gca effects for both the
traits. Significant sca effects forlO1tseed weight were recorded in the crosses involving one
parent with high and the other with low gca effects.
 

Keywords: Lentil, Lens culinaris, genetics, combining ability, gca, sea.

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Year: 1995
Volume: 55
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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