Study on segregation pattern of morphological characters in hybrids of Musa acuminata and M. balbisiana
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.
It is certified that:
- The corresponding author is fully responsible for any disputes arising due to the publication of his/her manuscript.
- The article has been seen by all the authors who are satisfied with its form and content.
- The sequence of names of authors in the by-line is as per their relative contribution to this experiment, giving due credit to all scientists who made notable contribution to it.
- All the authors fully understand that inclusion of any other co-authors or exclusion of any co-authors is not possible once the article has been submitted to the journal.
- The corresponding author takes full responsibility for this article.
- The address of the organization where the research was conducted is given.
- The article is exclusive for this journal, and the results reported here have not been sent (and will not be sent during its consideration by this journal) for publication in any other journal.
- Authors agree to abide by the objective comments of referees and do agree to modify the article into a short note as per the recommendation, for publication in the Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding.
- If published in Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding, the copyright of this article would vest with the Indian Society of Plant Breeders, who will have the right to enter into any agreement with any organization in India or abroad engaged in reprography, photocopying, storage and dissemination of information contained in it, and neither we nor our legal heirs will have any claims on royalty.