Intervarietal Crosses Between Husked & Huskless Cultivars of Barley on Quantitative Traits, Chromosomal Behaviour and Yield of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)
Tiwari Usha, Shukla R.S.
Cytogenetics Lab, Department of Botany, Dayanand Anglovedic College, Kanpur–208 002, (U.P.) India.
Under this study, ten crosses were made between (i) Huskless X Husked (ii) Husked X Huskless (iii) Husked X Husked and only eight were successful. The majority of F plants showed intermediate 1 vegetative growth as compared to parents but few F hybrids showed better growth. Flowering was 1 delayed in F hybrids where as it was intermediate in F as compared to parents. Meiosis in F hybrids 121 of all the crosses was normal. Certain meiotic irregularities like occurrence of univalents, delayed separation and unequal distribution of chromosomes to the poles at Anaphase I were noticed in some PMCs.