Combining Ability and Heterosis for Qualitative Traits in Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.)
S. K. Jindal
Department of Vegetable Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India-141004
International Journal of Horticulture, 2015, Vol. 5, No. 5 doi: 10.5376/ijh.2015.05.0005
Received: 04 Mar., 2015 Accepted: 08 May, 2015 Published: 20 May, 2015
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Jindal et al., 2015, Combining Ability and Heterosis for Qualitative Traits in Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.), International Journal of Horticulture, 2015, Vol.5, No.5 1-13 (doi: 10.5376/ijh.2015.05.0005)
Eight parents were crossed in half diallel design to develop 28 F1hybrids and these hybrids along with 8 parents like MS 341, SL 461, DL 161, SL 462, SD 463, PP 402, PP 403, VR 521 and four, commercial checks viz., CH-1, CH-3, Rudra and Soldier were evaluated for eight traits in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, India. The results from present investigation revealed that the hybrids which were found superior on the basis of per se performance were also found best specific combiners as well as heterotic over the commercial checks. The present study also investigates that non-additive gene effects had greater role in controlling the inheritance of quality traits.
Chilli; Combining ability; Gene effects; Heterosis; Quality traits
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