Combining Ability Studies for Yield and Its Related Traits in Newly Derived Inbred Lines of Maize (Zea Mays L.)  

Udaykumar kage1 , Wali M.C.2 , Deepa Madalageri1 , Laxman Malakannavar3 , Prakash Gangashetty2
1. Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka-05, India
2. AICRP on Maize, Arabhavi, UAS Dharwad, India
3. Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK Bangaluru, Karnataka-05, India
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Molecular Plant Breeding, 2013, Vol. 4, No. 8   doi: 10.5376/mpb.2013.04.0008
Received: 28 Jan., 2013    Accepted: 04 Feb., 2013    Published: 12 Feb., 2013
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Udaykumar K., et al., 2013, Combining ability studies for yield and its related traits in newly derived inbred lines of maize (Zea mays L.), Molecular Plant Breeding, Vol.4, No.8 71-76 (doi: 10.5376/mpb.2013.04.0008)


An experiment was conducted to study the Combining ability in newly derived lines involving line x tester analysis with ten lines and three testers at All India Co-ordinated Maize Improvement Project, Agricultural Research Station, Arabhavi, UAS, Dharwad. The results revealed that among ten female lines, L2 is the best general combiner for plant height, ear height, ear length, 100-grain weight, grain yield per hectare and fodder yield per hectare. Whereas, among thirty crosses, L8×T3 is the best specific combination for plant height, ear height and grain yield per hectare.

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