Study on segregation pattern of morphological characters in hybrids of Musa acuminata and M. balbisiana

  • M. Kishor Kumar*, A. Rekha and K.V. Ravishankar Central Horticultural Experiment Station (IIHR)
Keywords: Banana, dendrogram, F1 hybrids, segregation


Thirty F1 hybrids of Musa were evaluated for 12 morphological traits under field conditions. High variation was observed for all the characters among the population. The morphological character male bud shape varied  highly followed by bract apex shape, wax on the bract, compound tepal basic color of male flower, stigma color, lobe color of compound tepal, blotches at the petiole base, leaf  petiole canal and bunch position. The characters like bract behavior before curling, style shape and peduncle hairiness did not show any variation in F1 population. The UPGMA clustering dendrogram shows the segregation pattern of morphological characters between two contrasting characters of parents and also relationship of the F1 hybrids with parents.

Author Biography

M. Kishor Kumar*, A. Rekha and K.V. Ravishankar, Central Horticultural Experiment Station (IIHR)
Fruit Science
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