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HYBRID VIGOUR IN OPIUM POPPY

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Four standard varieties of opium poppy were crossed with 31 diversed genotypes. The
extent of heterosis in the hybrids over mid and better parents ranged from -32.7 to 105.1
and -42.9 to 77.8% for opium yield and from 40.9 to 145.2 and 43.8 to 134.0% for seed yield,
respectively. Leaf area index, number of effective lancings per capsule and morphine
content exhibited least heterosis. MOP 187 X IC 42 for opium yield and MOP 379 X IC 30
for seed yield were identified as best crosses based on heterosis.
 

Keywords: Heterosis, opium poppy, opium yield

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Year: 1994
Volume: 54
Issue: 4
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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