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Can pigeonpea hybrids negotiate stresses better than inbred cultivars?

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Saxena, K. B., Choudhary, A. K., Saxena, R. K. and Chauhan, Y. S. (2020) Can pigeonpea hybrids negotiate stresses better than inbred cultivars? Breeding Science, 70 (4). pp. 423-429. ISSN 1344-7610


Article Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1270/jsbbs.20015


Pigeonpea [Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.] is an important rainfed pulse crop of tropics and sub-tropics, and during its long growth cycle of 6–9 months it encounters a number of biotic and abiotic stresses. The recently developed CMS-based pigeonpea hybrids have demonstrated large gains in yield and stability over the traditional inbred cultivars. In this review, the authors argue that the heterosis expressed in traits like seed germination, radicle growth, root biomass production and moisture retention during water stress confers advantages to hybrid plants in negotiating a few abiotic and biotic stresses in much better way than pure line cultivars.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Keywords:pigeonpea, heterosis, radicle, root biomass, water stress, adaptation, abiotic stresses.
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural meteorology. Crops and climate
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Field crops
Plant culture > Field crops > Other field crops
Live Archive:14 Sep 2020 03:47
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:46

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