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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 2392-2401

Heterosis Analysis for Yield and its Components Traits in Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]
H. Patil*, P. B. Wadikar, A. R. Talape and S. L. Waghmode
Department of Agricultural Botany, College of Agriculture Latur, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidypeeth, Parbhani, (M.S), India
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Pearl millet is the most important drought tolerant crop of tropical and subtropical region of the world. Pearl millet has balanced genetic load and show considerable inbreeding depression. Therefore, the varieties aimed to be developed in pearl millet should have heterozygous nature to be heterotic and at the same time homogenous constitution to be synchronous and uniformly productive. Therefore, breeding efforts are directed towards developing hybrids, synthetic and composite populations. The mid parent, better parent and standard heterosis were estimated for 10 yield and its contributing characters in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]. The analysis of variance disclose significant differences among treatments, parents and crosses for all characters studied, indicated the substantial amount of genetic variability among the treatments, parents and crosses in the experimental material used in present study. The crosses S-16/704 A x S-19/12,  S-16/769 A x S-19/13, S-16/769 A x S-19/11, S-16/704 A x S-19/13 and DHLB-23 A x S-19/04 had significant average heterosis, heterobeltosis and standard heterosis over both standard checks viz., Aadishakti and AHB-1200 (Fe) for grain yield and most of the yield contributing traits. Hence, these crosses could be checked for their stable performance in multi location trials over environment.

Keywords: Heterosis, Heterobeltosis, Standard heterosis, Pearl millet

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Patil, S. H., P. B. Wadikar, A. R. Talape and Waghmode, S. L. 2021. Heterosis Analysis for Yield and its Components Traits in Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.].Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 2392-2401. doi:
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