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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 2 (april 2019) : 153-161

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

Viveka Katoch, Akanksha Bharti, Akhilesh Sharma, Neha Rathore, Vedna Kumari
1Department of Vegetable Science and Floriculture, College of Agriculture, Chaudhary Sarwan Kumar Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur-176 062, Himachal Pradesh, India.
  • Submitted11-02-2017|

  • Accepted12-12-2017|

  • First Online 16-07-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3849

Cite article:- Katoch Viveka, Bharti Akanksha, Sharma Akhilesh, Rathore Neha, Kumari Vedna (2018). Heterosis and combining ability studies for economic traits in garden pea (Pisum sativum L.). Legume Research. 42(2): 153-161. doi: 10.18805/LR-3849.
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.
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