Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

GENE ACTION FOR YIELD AND ITS COMPONENTS IN CHICKPEA

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Generation means analysis involving nine generations of each of the three crosses,
effected from three genetically diverse parents, was used to elucidate the inheritance
of grain yield and its components in chickpea. Both, additive and non-additive gene
actions were involved in the inheritance of most of the characters. Duplicate type of
gene action was involved in the expression of days for flowering, days for maturity,
fruiting branches per plant and 100 seed weight. Grain yield was found to be
predominantly under the control of dominance effect. These observations implies the
use of biparental approach/intermeting of segregants in early segregating generations,
for improvement in grain yield.
 

Keywords: Chickpea (Cicer anetinurn L.), gene effects, generation means, yield components

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Year: 2000
Volume: 60
Issue: 2
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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