Evaluation of segregating populations for inheritance studies
Lentil: 179 single crosses were successful and advanced in Summer season at Terbol (Attachment: MEL-F03). Based on parental traits, only 35 F1s carried forward for further evaluation as F2 populations in Winter season. At Marchouch, Only 4 crosses were successful. Chickpea: All 153 crosses with at least 25 seeds harvested successfully (Attachment: MEL-F04). In order to widen the genetic base, multi-parent crosses generated to accumulate minor genes/QTLs in desired agronomic backgrounds. This will help release variability for various traits and understand the inheritance.
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