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Combining ability analysis, involving 10 lines of different ecogeographic origin and three
well adapted and released varieties as testers, was carried out for eight characters in lentil.
The variances due to gca and sca showed that gene action was predominantly additive for
days to first flower, plant height, primary branches/plant, and seeds/pod; and primarily
nonadditive for secondary branches/plant, pods/plant, 100-seed weight, and yield/plant.
Among the parents, Pusa 4 was gOO&& general combiner for yield/plant, days to first flower,
seeds/pod, and 100-seed weight, ·and average general combiner for all the remaining
characters. The variety Ranjan was good general combiner for yield/plant and days to first
flower. The cross EC 151015 XK 75 had significant positive sea effects for yield and some
of its components.

Keywords: Lentil, Lens culinaris, combining ability


Year: 1996
Volume: 56
Issue: 2
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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