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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 1 (february 2020) : 25-31

Combining ability and Heterosis analysis for grain yield and yield associated traits in Pea (Pisum sativum L.) 

Nageshwar, Bijendra Kumar, Hariom Suman, A.H. Madakemohekar, Dattesh Tamatam
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, School of Agriculture Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-144 411, Punjab, India.
  • Submitted16-10-2017|

  • Accepted30-04-2018|

  • First Online 16-07-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3955

Cite article:- Nageshwar, Kumar Bijendra, Suman Hariom, Madakemohekar A.H., Tamatam Dattesh (2018). Combining ability and Heterosis analysis for grain yield and yield associated traits in Pea (Pisum sativum L.). Legume Research. 43(1): 25-31. doi: 10.18805/LR-3955.
This experiment was conducted to determine the general and specific combining abilities and heterosis for grain yield and yield associated traits in pea as a source of protein through line x tester analysis. Grain yield and its inheritance were carried out for investigation through a 12 x 3 line x tester analysis. Experimental materials comprising 15 parents and their 36 hybrids. The materials were planted in a randomized block design with three replications. The general combining ability and Specific combining ability effects were significant indicating the presence of both additive and non-additive types of gene actions. Heterosis was determined as the superiority over mid parent heterosis as well as better parent (HBP). Grain yield showed highly significant heterosis ranging from -36.29 to 8.77and relative heterosis ranged from -25.85 to 13.19 respectively.  
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