Heterosis and combining ability studies for economic traits in garden pea (Pisum sativum L.)

DOI: 10.18805/LR-3849    | Article Id: LR-3849 | Page : 153-161
Citation :- Heterosis and combining ability studies for economic traits in garden pea (Pisum sativum L.).Legume Research-An International Journal.2019.(42):153-161
Viveka Katoch, Akanksha Bharti, Akhilesh Sharma, Neha Rathore and Vedna Kumari vivekarathour@gmail.com
Address : Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, College of Agriculture, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur-176 062, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 11-02-2017
Accepted Date : 12-12-2017


A line × tester analysis  comprising of 7 promising lines and three testers having wider genetic base was carried out for pod yield and related horticultural traits in garden pea (Pisum sativum L.) Among parents, line 17, line 14 and Palam Triloki were observed as best general combiners for pod yield and majority of component traits. Cross, line 17 x Arkel showed high heterosis and SCA effects for pod yield and related horticultural traits. The cross combination line 17 x Palam Triloki was most promising for early flowering and green pod picking. For most of the traits including pod yield per plant non-additive gene actions were of prime importance.


Combining ability Garden pea Gene action Heterosis Pod yield.


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