Characterization data of ICRISAT-bred Pearl Millet Restorer Parents uri icon


  • Datasets contains the observations on nine quantitative traits were taken on 10 random plants in each plot for plant height (cm), panicle length (cm), panicle diameter (cm), number of productive tillers, number of nodes per plant, leaf sheath length (cm), leaf blade length (cm), leaf blade width (cm) and 1000-grain weight (g). Time to 50% flower was recorded on plot basis when the main panicles of 50% of the plants in the plots had full stigma emergence. Data were also taken on 16 other qualitative or quasi– qualitative traits. These included seedling color, panicle exertion, panicle tip sterility, node pubescence, node pigmentation, internode pigmentation, leaf sheath 4 pubescence, anther color, glume pigmentation, presence/absence of bristles in panicle, and bristle color for which data were recorded on the basis of visual assessment of individual plants (or parts of plants) within a plot (VS); for traits such as plant growth habit, panicle shape, panicle density, seed color and seed shape it was based on visual assessment of group of plants (or parts of plants) in a plot (VG). The mean plot values of the quantitative traits measured were subjected to analysis of variance across the two seasons following randomized complete block design

publication date

  • 2015