A non-destructive selection criterion for fibre content in jute

Arunachalam, V. ; Iyer, R. D. (1978) A non-destructive selection criterion for fibre content in jute Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 52 (3). pp. 129-134. ISSN 0040-5752

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A new prediction formula using a geometrical description of the jute plant is proposed and was found to predict the single plant fibre yield to a remarkable degree of accuracy. After an incisive evaluation of 20 component characters, plant height, basal and mid-diameters, basal and mid-sample fibre densities were selected to formulate the non-destructive prediction criterion. Its superiority was upheld when tested in five environments extending over a period of three years, 110 genetically distinct entries and 3080 single plants. The prospects of this criterion in reorienting the existing breeding technology and devising new ones are discussed.

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Keywords:Selection; Fibre; Jute; Estimation; Breeding
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