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Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 69, Issue 2, pp 133–137 | Cite as

Inheritance of seed yield and quality traits in peas (Pisum sativum L.)

  • K. R. Gupta
  • R. S. Waldia
  • B. S. Dahiya
  • K. P. Singh
  • D. R. Sood
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Summary

A half diallel analysis involving nine cultivars showed that additive as well as non-additive gene effects were important for the inheritance of seed yield per plant, 100-seed weights, protein content and potassium per cent. For remaining traits non-additive genetic components were important. Overdominance was observed for all traits except for 100-seed weight, which expressed partial dominance. Parents PMR-T10, EC21857, EC109182, T163 and EC109189 were good general combiners for seed yield, seed weight and quality traits. In general there was a good relationship between per se performance and the gca effects of the parents for all traits. Cross combinations such as LMR8 x EC109182,LMR8 x PMR-T10,LMR8 x EC21857,PMRT10 x EC21857 and P23 x EC21857 were found promising. The seed yield was positively correlated with other quality traits. Protein had a positive correlation with methionine and phosphorus. All the values of correlation co-efficients were non-significant except for yield with potassium, 100-seed weight and protein with methionine, indicating that yield and quality attributes can be improved simultaneously by simple selection procedures.

Key words

Diallel analysis Pisum sativum (L.) Seed yield Combining ability Protein content 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. R. Gupta
    • 1
  • R. S. Waldia
    • 1
  • B. S. Dahiya
    • 1
  • K. P. Singh
    • 1
  • D. R. Sood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant BreedingHaryana Agricultural UniversityHissarIndia

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