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Identification of Superior Indigenous Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Germplasm for Crop Improvement  

Rudrasen Singh Raikwar , R.K. Saraf
JNKVV, Regional Agriculture Research Station Sagar (MP), India
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Triticeae Genomics and Genetics, 2018, Vol. 9, No. 1   doi: 10.5376/tgg.2018.09.0001
Received: 14 Jan., 2018    Accepted: 30 Jan., 2018    Published: 24 Feb., 2018
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Raikwar R.S., and Saraf R.K., 2018, Identification of superior indigenous barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) germplasm for crop improvement, Triticeae Genomics and Genetics, 9(1): 1-4 (doi: 10.5376/tgg.2018.09.0001)


Among 230 barley germplasm, only 24 significantly superior lines as compared to standards were identified for most of the characters studied. Superiority of these lines were based on adjusted mean value of yield and its components. On the basis of yield superiority and phenotypic acceptability only 12 elite lines were identified which may be used as donor for providing their potential value during barley improvement programme. These elite lines were K 273; P 486; P 478; K 501; RD 2496; K 511; P 515; BHS 249; P 485; K 375; P 513 and K 500. Thus presence of high variability in the present material indicates potential for crop improvement.

Hordeum vulgare L.; Germplasm; Evaluation; Barley; Crop improvement
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