Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

QUANTITATIVE GENETIC STUDIES IN RELATION TO POPULATION IMPROVEMENT IN PEARL MILLET

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Quantitative genetic studies in WC-C75 population indicated that additive geneticvariance
was important in the inheritance of all the traits studied. Heritability estimates on progeny
mean basis were high for all characters in all families and moderate for grain yield/plant
(0.31) in half-sib families. Expected genetic advance for 51 family selection was high for
most traits, particularly for grain yield per plant (25.7%), indicating that 51 family selection
was superior method for population improvement.
 

Keywords: Pennisetum amaericanum (L.), population improvement, genetic advance.

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Year: 1993
Volume: 53
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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