GJPBG Navigation
About
Publication Ethics
Call For Paper
Editorial Board
Guide to Authors
Scope
Editorial Workflow
Submit Manuscript
Archives
Viewing Options
[View Abstract]
[View Full Text PDF]
[Download Full Text PDF]
Authors Articles on Google Scholar
Ahsan Iqbal
Rabia Saif
Rabia Zafar
Rao Mahabat Khan
Naeem Mahmood
Sumaira Hina
Authors Articles on Pubmed
Ahsan Iqbal
Rabia Saif
Rabia Zafar
Rao Mahabat Khan
Naeem Mahmood
Sumaira Hina
Preferences
Email this Article to a friend
Print this Article
Statistics
Viewed: 127
Forwarded: 0
Printed: 19
Downloaded: 100
Browse Journals By Category
Agricultural Sciences
Biological Sciences
Education
Engineering
Legal Studies
Medical Sciences
Physical Sciences
Social Sciences

Newsletters Subscription

Global Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics

ISSN: 2449-0628  Vol. 4 (5), pp. 383-388, September, 2017

 

Full Length Research Paper

 

Exploiting the heterosis and heterobeltiosis of sunflower at plant maturity stage

 

Ahsan Iqbal, Rabia Saif, Rabia Zafar, Rao Mahabat Khan, Naeem Mahmood and Sumaira Hina

 

Accepted 6 June, 2017

Sunflower is grown all over the world. In Pakistan it is grown in variable climatic conditions and use as a main oilseed crop. Pakistan has low production of edible oil and also has problem of quality oil due to different reasons. To meet the requirements of consumers we have to import the oil at high cost. Still our struggles are of no use to increase the production. Heterosis can be used to develop hybrid to get higher oil yield. Experiment was conducted to find out the best lines by calculating the combining ability including general and specific combining ability, variances, heterosis and Heterobeltiosis. Results shown that line B-SIN-82 and tester RL-54 followed by RL-51 showed the best results for different characters. These inbred lines can be used in the development of hybrids which will be best suitable for our environment and can meet the increasing oil demand. By the use of combining ability and heterosis we can develop sunflower hybrids with better yield and oil contents.

Keywords: Morphological traits, combining Ability, Best crosses, hybrid development.