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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (1204) Last page : (1209)
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Heterosis for Quantitative Traits in Wide Crosses of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

Noor E Mujjassim1*, S. D. Nehru2 and Jayarame Gowda2

1UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru, 2AICRP on Sunflower, UAS, GKVK, Bengaluru
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Received: 8.10.2018  |  Revised: 20.11.2018   |  Accepted: 27.11.2018  



Nine chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) hybrids developed from Line X Tester mating design along with their 6 parents (3 lines and 3 testers) for generating information on heterosis and gene action in respect of seed yield and its attributing traits and it has been carried out at the experimental plots of Zonal Agricultural Research Station (ZARS), Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra (GKVK), University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. Highly significant differences in mean sum of squares was observed among the parents (lines + testers) and crosses for some of the yield and its attributing traits. Mean performance of crosses is studied among nine hybrids the crosses A-1 × HC 5 and JG 11 × HC 5 (34.5 days) were earliest to flower followed by JG 11 × JG 315 and JG 11 × JG 24 (36.0 days) which are on par with one another. Significant standard heterosis was noticed in all the characters namely days to 50 percent flowering, plant height, number of primary branches, number of pods per plant, seed yield per plant, 100 seed weight, and days to maturity. Most of the hybrids showed significant heterosis over standard check, which indicates selected productivity traits in case of JG 11 was lower than majority of experimental hybrids.

Key words: Cicer arietinum, Chickpea, Heterosis.

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Cite this article: Mujjassim, N.E., Nehru, S.D. and Gowda, J., Heterosis for Quantitative Traits in Wide Crosses of Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 1204-1209 (2018). doi: