Vol. 5 No. 1
Line × Tester analysis of combining ability in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.).
Author(s): C. MONDAL, S. SARKAR AND P.HAZRA
Abstract: Nine parental lines were crossed in Line × Tester fashion to estimate heterosis and combining ability in tomato for fruit yield, yield components and fruit quality traits. Involvement of both additive and non additive gene action was operative for the control of fruits/plant, fruit weight, locules /fruit and equatorial diameter of fruit. All the fruit quality characters like, TSS and lycopene contents of the fruit were governed by non additive gene action. Taking into consideration the per se performance, heterosis and SCA effect in the hybrid, H-24 × NF- 31 and H-24 × Hissar Arun were the best hybrid.