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Combining ability of early maturing narrow base synthetics for resistance to maydis leaf blight in maize (Zea mays L.)

Namjeet Singh; Saxena, V.K.

Crop Improvement 26(1): 66-70

1999


Accession: 003386337

Non-conventional inter-synthetic hybrids were developed using factorial mating design and evaluated in randomised complete block design at Ludhiana. The line x tester analysis indicated prevalence of both additive and non-additive gene effects for resistance to Bipolaris maydis (Cochliobolus heterostrophus) with predominance of non-additive gene effects. Narrow base synthetics NBS J663, NBS A68 and NBS Tux. EP were good general combiners for lower incidence of the disease.

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