Combining Ability Estimates from Line x Tester Mating Design in Upland Cotton Pages 378-382

Combining Ability Estimates from Line x Tester Mating Design in Upland Cotton
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Mir Yar Mohammad Talpur, Shabana Memon, Sadaf Memon, Shah Nawaz Mari, Sawan Laghari, Zahoor Ahmed Soomro, Samia Arain, Washu Dev, Aamir Ali Abro and Saifullah Abro

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.6000/1927-5129.2016.12.58
Published: 23 September 2016

Abstract: Combining abilities of cotton varieties were evaluated using a line x tester mating design, twelve hybridswhich developed from 3 testers (male) and 4 lines (females). The experiment was conducted on Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with three replications during 2014. The data were recorded for plant height, sympodial plant-1, bollsplant-1, boll weight and seed cotton yieldplant-1. Chandi-95, NIA-Ufaq and Sadori displayed the highest mean performance and GCA for more or less all the traits, indicating their superiority for inclusion in future breeding programme. The crosses Chandi-95 x BT 802, Sadori x BT A-1, Sohni x BT A-1 and NIA-Ufaq x BT-802 manifested meaning full SCA effects for economic traits, which could be used either for hybrid seed programme or developing superior varieties by applying selection in late segregating generations.

Keywords: Cotton, Combining Ability Estimates, Line x tester analysis