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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 5, Issue 2: June 2016
Page (s) : 134-140
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 25-Jun-2016
Expression of Heterosis and Combining Ability Analysis in Intervarietal Crosses of Egg Plant (Solanum melongena)
K. B. Bhushan*, Neelima Pant, Y. V. Singh and Lila Bora
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Thirty six genotypes (twelve lines, two testers and twenty-four F1s) of eggplant were studied for heterosis and combining ability. The crosses PR x PS and BARI x PS revealed highest economic heterosis for most of the traits investigated including the yield and yield attributing characters. The crosses PR x PS, BARI x PS, PB 69 x PS and Punjab Sadabahar x PU demonstrated highly significant heterosis, over the standard cultivar, Pant Samrat. The parent PB 69 exhibited highest positive significant gca followed by PB 66 and PB 67, whereas crosses PB 69 x PU, PB 60 x PS, PB 68 x PU, PR x PS and KS 331 x PS showed significant sca effects for total yield.

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Bhushan K.B., Pant N., Singh Y.V., and Bora L. (2016). Expression of heterosis and combining ability analysis in intervarietal crosses of eggplant. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 5(2): 134-140.
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