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Legume Research, volume 40 issue 1 (february 2017) : 160-164

Response of different yield components as selection criteria for yield and yield components in early generations of lentil (Lens culinaris L.)

Yerasu Suresh Reddy1, Akshay Talukdar*, Harsh Kumar Dikshit, V.P. Singh2, Mukesh Rana3, Pathania Anju4
1<p>ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute,&nbsp;New Delhi-110 012, India.</p>
Cite article:- Reddy1 Suresh Yerasu, Talukdar* Akshay, Dikshit Kumar Harsh, Singh2 V.P., Rana3 Mukesh, Anju4 Pathania (2016). Response of different yield components as selection criteria for yield and yield components in early generations of lentil (Lens culinaris L.) . Legume Research. 40(1): 160-164. doi: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.9597.

Selected forty F2 single plant progenies of a lentil cross viz., L-830 × MC-6 and bulked seeds were evaluated in a randomized block design with two replications for secondary branches per plant, pods per plant, seed yield per plant and seed index as independent selection criteria. Out of the four selection criterion, highest realized selection response in percentage was recorded for pods per plant (37.42 %), and was followed by secondary branches per plant (28.5 %).  The realized correlated response to selection for seed yield per plant was significant under the selection criteria number of pods per plant.  Thus the selection criteria pods per plant was more effective than other selection criterion.

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