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SELECTION FOR COMBINING GRAIN YIELD WITH HIGH PROTEIN AND BLAST RESISTANCE IN FINGER MILLET (ELEUSINE CORACANA G.)

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A study was conducted in F2 and F3 generations of two finger millet crosses
involving lines differing for protein content and blast resistance with the objective
of making selections having favourable combination of yield, protein content and
resistance to blast. The relationship between protein content and blast resistance
and protein content and grain yield was significantly negative. Recombinants having
reasonably higher levels of protein with moderate to high levels to resistance and
yield were obtained. The complexities involved on such a selection programme are
disc·ussed.
 

Keywords: Finger millet, Eleusine coracana, blast resistance, protein, grain yield

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Year: 1999
Volume: 59
Issue: 3
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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