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Title of Thesis

Genetic Basis of Variation in Achene Yield and oil Contents in Sunflower.

Author (s)
Muhammad Ahsan Iqbal
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Agriculture Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Session
2009
Subject
Plant Breeding and Genetics.
Number of Pages
126
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Abstract

 


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1 1 Introduction 1
       
       
       
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2 2 Review of Literature 4
  2.1 Background of sunflower crop 4
  2.2 Existence of variation 5


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  2.3 Heterosis 6
  2.4 Combining abilities in sunflower breeding 7
  2.5 Genetic control of important sunflower traits 9
  2.6 Correlations 10
  2.7 Molecular marker studies in sunflower 11
3 3 Materials and Methods 19
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  3.1  Assessment of parental material for genetic diversity 19
  3.2 Development of genetic material 22
  3.3 Identification and confirmation of the hybrids by using microsatellite/SSR markers 22
  3.4 Phenotypic evaluation of genetic material 23
  3.5 Statistical and biometrical analysis 26
4 4 Results 29
  4.1 Assessment of genetic diversity among parental material using DNA marker RAPD 29
  4.2 Identification and confirmation of the hybrids by using microsatellite/SSR markers 29
  4.3 Estimation of variability for seedling, morphological and quality traits 33
  4.4 General combining ability effects 37
  4.5 Specific combining ability effects 41
  4.6 Genetic variances 43
  4.7 Proportional contribution of lines, testers and their interaction to the total variance 47
  4.8 Mean performance and heterosis 49
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6 6 Summary 88

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7   Literature Cited 92