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FITNESS, ADAPTEDNESS AND AYALA’S PARADOX IN SESAME (SESAMUM INDICUM L.)

Article Id: ARCC4572 | Page : 194 - 196
Citation :- FITNESS, ADAPTEDNESS AND AYALA’S PARADOX IN SESAME (SESAMUM INDICUM L.).Agricultural Science Digest.2006.(26):194 - 196
S. Thirugnana Kumar, R. Eswaran and A. Anandan
Address : Genetics and Plant Breeding, Department of Agricultural Botany, Faculty of Agriculture, Annamalai university, Annamalai nagar - 608 002, India

Abstract

The sesame genotypes which were endowed with high fitness exhibited low adaptedness and vice-versa. This paradoxical relationship is eponymously called as ayala's paradox. The progenies of the cross combination namely, TMV 5 x TNAU 120 which showed high fitness may be intermated with the progenies of the cross combination such as TNAU 120 x TMV 3 which high adaptedness, to evolve elite lines with higher fitness coupled with higher adaptedness which will eventually result in higher seed yield in farmer's field.

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