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General and specific combining ability effects for yield and its component in okra [Abelmoschus esculentus(L.) Moench]

K.R.KHATIK*, R.CHODHARY1 AND C.L. KHATIK1

Journal Title:International Journal of Agricultural Sciences
Abstract


The present investigation was conducted to magnitude the combining ability in Okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench] for identifying desirable parents. The experiment comprised of 36 hybrids obtained by crossing 15 parents (12 lines and 3 tasters) for line x taster analysis. All the hybrids and their parents were sown in a randomized block design with three replications at department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, Bundelkhand University, and Jhansi (U.P.). The parents and hybrids were sown in single row and 5 plants were selected randomly for recording observation for all the characters. Combining ability analysis of variances for general and specific combining ability was highly significant for all the characters under study. The study revealed that presents KS-440, KS-448, KS-427and KS- 455 were significantly superior general combiners for yield and its contributing characters. However, the cross combinations KS-448 x KS -404, KS-440 x KS-404, KS-427 x KS-404 and KS-453 x P.K. were found to be significantly superior specific combinations for yield and yield contributing characters. It indicated that both additive as well as non-additive gene actions were responsible for controlling these characters

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