Table 3

General combining ability variance of stiff stalk synthetic (Embedded Image) and non-stiff stalk (Embedded Image) inbred progenies and specific combining ability variance (Embedded Image) of single crosses between them.

Variance componentsGrain yieldPlant heightStaygreen
Embedded Image0.22**28.66**0.12**
Embedded Image0.20**34.48**0.23**
Embedded Image0.05**2.6**0.01**
Embedded Image0.120.040.03
  • ** Significant at α = 0.001