Inheritance of growth vigour and its association with other characters in chickpea uri icon

abstract

  • Growth vigour plays an important role in the establishment of a normal crop. The F2 population of a cross between high- and low-growth vigour varieties of chickpea segregated into 15 high:1 low growth vigour. The results for recombinant inbred lines and BC1P2 showed a good fit to the expected 3:1 ratio. The results indicated that growth vigour is controlled by two genes with duplicate dominant epistasis. No gene has so far been identified for growth vigour in chickpea. Correlation between growth vigour and other characters showed that high growth vigour had significant negative correlation with days to first flower, days to 50% flowering, days to first pod and days to maturity

publication date

  • 2003
  • 2003