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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : (592) Last page : (600)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4056

Study of Heterosis Breeding for Processing Characters in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.)

Panchal Bhakti B.*, Gurjar, Tulsi D., Kalaria, V. D. and Patel N. B.1
*Scientist (Horticulture), KVK, Surat, 1Associate Professor (Horticulture) and Student
Navsari Agricultural University, Surat, 395 007, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: bbpanchal@nau.in
Received: 15.06.2017  |  Revised: 26.06.2017   |  Accepted: 27.06.2017  


In the present study total 40 genotypes (11 parental genotypes, 28 F1 hybrids and one commercial check- Abhinav) were evaluated during 2014 to 2015 in order to estimate the extent of heterosis and quality traits like, TSS, lycopene content, ascorbic acid content (vitamin-C), average pulp content, pulp: skin ratio, solid: acid ratio and titrable acidity. In which, significant differences among genotypes were obtained for all the traits. In the present investigation, mid parent heterosis ranged from -45.31 to 182.20 %, better parent ranged from -53.23 to 127.18 % and standard heterosis -0.79 to 295.83 % for fruit yield. The maximum standard heterosis recorded by cross JTL-12-12× JT-3 was 295.83 %, followed by NTL-1 × AT-3 (273.39 %), JTL-12-12 × GT-2 (196.52 %), JTL-12-12 × AT-3 (177.53 %), NTL-1 × JT-3 (160.31 %), JTL-12-10 × GT-2 (156.80 %) and JTL-12-11 × GT-2 (155.55 %). Positive significant heterosis was found for all the traits.

Key words: Heterosis, Tomato, Quality parameters, Processing, Hybrids.

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Cite this article: Panchal, B.B., Gurjar, Tulsi, D., Kalaria, V.D. and Patel, N.B., Study of Heterosis Breeding for Processing Characters in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(4): 592-600 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.4056