Effect of tester on combining ability estimates of maize germplasm complexes

@article{Sharma2004EffectOT,
  title={Effect of tester on combining ability estimates of maize germplasm complexes},
  author={Deepak Sharma and James Tandon and Jyotsna Batra},
  journal={Euphytica},
  year={2004},
  volume={16},
  pages={370-376}
}
Eight maize complexes and varieties representing high and low yield levels were tested for their suitability as top cross testers by comparing the performance of the crosses in relation to the combining ability of the parents estimated by diallel analysis. The discriminating ability of the testers was compared by Schumann and Bradley test. In both cases the results clearly showed that the low performing testers were better and more reliable than the high performing complexes. The utility of per… CONTINUE READING