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HETEROSIS AND INBREEDING DEPRESSION IN COMPONENTS OF GRAIN AND FODDER YIELD IN PEARL MILLET

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PEARL millet (Pennisetum typhoides S. and H.) like other cross-pollinated crops,
exhibits
depression in vigour during selfing and increase in vigour on crossing.
The phenomenon of inbreeding depression in this crop has been studied by
earlier workers (Kadam, Patil and Kulkarni, 1940 and Burton, 1948) and
the manifestation
of heterosis in different economic traits has been reported by
Rao, Nambiar and Krishnamurthy (1949), Burton (1951 and 1959) and
Ahluwalia and Patnaik (1963).  

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Year: 1968
Volume: 28
Issue: 2
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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