Combining ability study was carried out for seed yield and quality traits based on pooled
data of a diallel set of 10 diverse varieties of linseed grown in four environments (E). It
revealed highly significant variances for gca and sca x E for all the characters and sca and
gca x E for all the traits except oil content. Among the parents, T 397 proved to be a good
general combiner for seed yield per plant, Neelum for palmitic acid and stearic acid, LCK
152 for oil, linoelic acid and reduced linoleic acid contents, while LC 185 was the best
general combiner for high linolenic acid. In sca effects, the crosses SPC 23-10 x LC 185 for
seed yield per plant, oleic acid and low content of linolenic acid, Sweta x LCK 152 for
palmitic acid and oleic acid and Neelum X R 17 for iodine value and higher linolenic acid
content were promising.
Keywords: Combining ability, seed yield, quality characters, linseed.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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