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3D Printing in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
3D Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.222, CiteScore: 1)
4OR: A Quarterly J. of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
AAPS J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.118, CiteScore: 4)
AAPS PharmSciTech     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.752, CiteScore: 3)
Abdominal Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.866, CiteScore: 2)
Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universitat Hamburg     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.439, CiteScore: 0)
aBIOTECH : An Intl. J. on Plant Biotechnology and Agricultural Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Academic Psychiatry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 1)
Academic Questions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.106, CiteScore: 0)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: J. for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.359, CiteScore: 1)
Acoustics Australia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Analytica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Applicandae Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.675, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Biotheoretica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Diabetologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.587, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Endoscopica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
acta ethologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.769, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geochimica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.24, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geodaetica et Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geophysica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Geotechnica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.588, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Informatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 7.066, CiteScore: 3)
Acta Mathematica Hungarica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.452, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.379, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mathematica Vietnamica     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.27, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mathematicae Applicatae Sinica, English Series     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.208, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Mechanica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Mechanica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.607, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.576, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Meteorologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.638, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neurochirurgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.822, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Neurologica Belgica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Neuropathologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 7.589, CiteScore: 12)
Acta Oceanologica Sinica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.334, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Physiologiae Plantarum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.605, CiteScore: 1)
Activitas Nervosa Superior     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.147, CiteScore: 0)
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.72, CiteScore: 2)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.005, CiteScore: 2)
Adolescent Research Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Adsorption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.703, CiteScore: 2)
Advanced Composites and Hybrid Materials     Hybrid Journal  
Advanced Fiber Materials     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Applied Clifford Algebras     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.698, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Astronautics Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal  
Advances in Atmospheric Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.812, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Contraception     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.09, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Gerontology     Partially Free   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.144, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Health Sciences Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.64, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.475, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Operator Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 1.04, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.075, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Traditional Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Adversity and Resilience Science : J. of Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Aegean Review of the Law of the Sea and Maritime Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Aequationes Mathematicae     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.517, CiteScore: 1)
Aerobiologia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.673, CiteScore: 2)
Aerosol Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal  
Aerospace Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio : J. of Aerospace Science, Technologies & Systems     Hybrid Journal  
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.825, CiteScore: 1)
Affective Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
African Archaeological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 1)
Afrika Matematika     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.235, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.39, CiteScore: 1)
Aggiornamenti CIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Aging Clinical and Experimental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.67, CiteScore: 2)
Agricultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.276, CiteScore: 1)
Agriculture and Human Values     Open Access   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.173, CiteScore: 3)
Agroforestry Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.663, CiteScore: 1)
Agronomy for Sustainable Development     Open Access   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.864, CiteScore: 6)
AI & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.227, CiteScore: 1)
AIDS and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.792, CiteScore: 3)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.862, CiteScore: 3)
Akupunktur & Aurikulomedizin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Algebra and Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.531, CiteScore: 0)
Algebra Universalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.095, CiteScore: 1)
Algorithmica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.56, CiteScore: 1)
Allergo J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.234, CiteScore: 0)
Allergo J. Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Alpine Botany     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.11, CiteScore: 3)
ALTEX : Alternatives to Animal Experimentation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AMBIO     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.569, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiovascular Drugs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.951, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 1.329, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Criminal Justice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.772, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Cultural Sociology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.46, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Dance Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.181, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Potato Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.611, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.314, CiteScore: 0)
American Sociologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Amino Acids     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.135, CiteScore: 3)
AMS Review     Partially Free   (Followers: 4)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.211, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis and Mathematical Physics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Analysis in Theory and Applications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Analysis of Verbal Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.978, CiteScore: 3)
Anatomical Science Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.367, CiteScore: 1)
Angewandte Schmerztherapie und Palliativmedizin     Hybrid Journal  
Angiogenesis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 2.177, CiteScore: 5)
Animal Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.389, CiteScore: 3)
Annales françaises de médecine d'urgence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.192, CiteScore: 0)
Annales Henri Poincaré     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.097, CiteScore: 2)
Annales mathématiques du Québec     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.438, CiteScore: 0)
Annali dell'Universita di Ferrara     Hybrid Journal   (SJR: 0.429, CiteScore: 0)
Annali di Matematica Pura ed Applicata     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.197, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.042, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Dyslexia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.85, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 0.579, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Forest Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.986, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Functional Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.228, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Hematology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 1.043, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.413, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.479, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Nuclear Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.687, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Operations Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.943, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Annals of PDE     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.614, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Annals of Solid and Structural Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Surgical Oncology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.986, CiteScore: 4)
Annals of Telecommunications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.223, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.495, CiteScore: 1)
Antonie van Leeuwenhoek     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
Apidologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.22, CiteScore: 3)
APOPTOSIS     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 1.424, CiteScore: 4)
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 1)
Applications of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.602, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 0.571, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Biochemistry and Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.21, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Composite Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.58, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Entomology and Zoology     Partially Free   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.422, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Geomatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.733, CiteScore: 3)
Applied Geophysics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.488, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.6, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Magnetic Resonance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics & Optimization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.886, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Mathematics - A J. of Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Mathematics and Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 4)
Applied Physics A     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.481, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.519, CiteScore: 2)
Applied Research in Quality of Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.316, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Solar Energy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.225, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Aquaculture Intl.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Aquarium Sciences and Conservation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Aquatic Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.656, CiteScore: 2)
Aquatic Geochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 1)
Aquatic Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.109, CiteScore: 3)
Arabian J. for Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.303, CiteScore: 1)
Arabian J. of Geosciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.319, CiteScore: 1)
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Archaeologies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 0)
Archiv der Mathematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.725, CiteScore: 1)
Archival Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70, SJR: 0.745, CiteScore: 2)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Mathematical Logic     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.909, CiteScore: 1)
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 3.93, CiteScore: 3)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.79, CiteScore: 2)
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 182, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.41, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Dermatological Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 1.006, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.773, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.956, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Microbiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.644, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.146, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Osteoporosis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.71, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Sexual Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.493, CiteScore: 3)
Archives of Toxicology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.541, CiteScore: 5)
Archives of Virology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.973, CiteScore: 2)
Archives of Women's Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 1.274, CiteScore: 3)
Archivio di Ortopedia e Reumatologia     Hybrid Journal  
Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.946, CiteScore: 3)
ArgoSpine News & J.     Hybrid Journal  
Argumentation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.349, CiteScore: 1)
Arid Ecosystems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.2, CiteScore: 0)
Arkiv för Matematik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.766, CiteScore: 1)
arktos : The J. of Arctic Geosciences     Hybrid Journal  
Arnold Mathematical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.355, CiteScore: 0)
Arthropod-Plant Interactions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.839, CiteScore: 2)
Arthroskopie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)

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  • Generation of Groundwater Zones for Selection of Prospective Suitable
           Water Harvesting Structure Sites for Sustainable Water Supply Towards the
           Agricultural Development
    • Abstract: Identification of groundwater potential is important for the preparation of management plan of groundwater resource in watershed scale. Groundwater potential zone in watershed scale is identified using GIS, remote sensing satellite data, and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis technique. Different thematic layers, i.e. geological formation, lineament, soil, etc. were used for the identification of groundwater potential zones, while groundwater quality parameters, i.e. hardness, pH, etc. were used for the preparation of groundwater quality index map. The present study focused on identification of possible groundwater potential zones and groundwater quality index both in terms of quantity and quality. The Analytic Hierarchy Approach is utilized to identify the groundwater potential zones. Conclusively, 27.1% area falls under low–medium groundwater potential zone and 9.3% area falls under above the permissible limit of water quality. In total, 240 suitable water harvesting structures, namely storage tank (120 nos), percolation tank (70 nos), stop dam (34 nos) and check dam (16 nos) with their sites, were identified and suggested for water harvesting to enhance the groundwater conditions to meet the scarcity of water resources in agriculture and domestic use.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Evaluating Economic Viability of Large Fish Solar Tent Dryers
    • Abstract: Effectiveness of solar tent dryers in agricultural products has been well documented, but this information may not be generalised for use of solar dryers in all agricultural commodities and for all sizes of solar dryers. As such, we evaluated the economic viability of large capital intensive solar dryer that has been designed to dry small fish species on commercial basis on Lake Malawi. A probabilistic net present value (NPV) analysis was applied to a 15-m-long by 8-m-wide solar tent dryer which costs MK1,513,850 (US$2100) to construct and has a maximum carrying capacity 850 kg of fresh fish. The results show that the base NPV of this solar tent dryer is MWK5, 838,482.11 (US$11,762). When risk and uncertainty are considered, the probabilistic NPV becomes MWK12, 268,503 (US$24,716). The probability of obtaining a positive NPV was 58%, and we found that NPV is highly sensitive to total revenue and total cost but not to their components. We conclude that investments in large solar tent dryers are economically viable and that viability would be enhanced through access to formal fish markets where prices are stable and high.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Development and Maintenance of Tropical Gynoecious Inbred Lines in
           Cucumber ( Cucumis sativus ) and Validation by DNA Markers
    • Abstract: Gynoecious parthenocarpic hybrids in cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) have great importance for its successful cultivation under protected conditions to enhance productivity and quality. Work was undertaken to develop and maintain the gynoecious inbred lines from the gynoecious parthenocarpic cucumber hybrids (Silyon hybrid, Pickling cucumber-1 (PC-1), Pickling cucumber-2 (PC-2) and Pune cucumber hybrid) at ICAR–Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bengaluru. Four slicing cucumber lines, namely IIHR-434, IIHR-435, IIHR-436 and IIHR-437, were raised to develop segregating populations. The individual plant selections were made in F2 population and through the pedigree method. These lines were forwarded to F4 generation based on the gynoecy sex expression, and mean performance of all four gynoecious lines was recorded. The F4 populations were validated at phenotypic as well as through SSR markers linked to gynoecious trait. The SSR-02021 and SSR-18718 genotypic data showed that, most of the plants are gynoecious in all four advance gynoecious lines. These inbred lines are further utilized to develop gynoecious parthenocarpic cucumber F1 hybrids.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Characterization of Pectin Extracted from Orange Peel Powder using
           Microwave-Assisted and Acid Extraction Methods
    • Abstract: Pectin extracted from dried orange peel powder by microwave extraction method (MAE) and conventional acid extraction method (CE) were compared based on their yield, color, solubility in cold and hot water, equivalent weight, degree of esterification (DE), methoxyl percentage, and gelling properties. The raw orange peel powder of 98.95 µm size had moisture 8.33%, carbohydrate 80.06%, crude protein 5.6%, fat 2.3%, ash 3.62%, L* value 66.26 ± 0.05, a* value 11.89 ± 0.02, and b* value 60.56 ± 0.15, and poor flowability. The pectin yield in MAE (15.79%) was significantly higher than CE (8.78%); time taken for processing operation was 90 s and 15 min in MAE and CE, respectively. The equivalent weight of MAE and CE pectin were 485 mg/mL and 381 mg/mL, respectively. DE and methoxyl content of MAE and CE pectin were 42.85%, 35.48%, and 6.99% and 5.75%, respectively. The CIE L*, a* and b*, values of the MAE and CE pectin powders were 41.27, 7.11, and 31.41, and 37.54, 10.96, 24.34, respectively. Complex viscosity, storage modulus, and loss modulus of CE pectin was higher than that of MAE but were not significantly different (p > 0.05). The pectin gel obtained through both the methods showed a good stability.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Effect of High-Temperature Stress on Ascorbate–Glutathione Cycle in
           Maize
    • Abstract: High-temperature stress induces cellular changes leading to over-production of highly reactive oxygen species (ROS) which damage macromolecules and cell organelles, eventually resulting in cell death. Antioxidative metabolism in plants comprising of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants imparts tolerance by scavenging or detoxification of excess ROS. We investigated the response of major H2O2-detoxifying system, the AsA–GSH cycle in four genotypes of maize differing in heat sensitivity. Stress was imposed by staggered sowing so that one set of plants faced high-temperature stress at their anthesis-silking stage. The concentrations of H2O2 increased across the genotypes by high temperature; however, the increase was lesser in tolerant genotypes: NSJ 189 and NSJ 221. High-temperature stress led to an increase in the level of GSH and GSSG in all the genotypes, whereas GSH/GSSG decreased in sensitive genotypes: PSRJ 13099 and RJR 270. The glutathione S-transferase activity increased significantly under heat stress. APX, MDHAR and DHAR activities decreased under heat stress in the sensitive group. Under high temperature, GR activity remained unchanged in sensitive genotypes, while it increased significantly in tolerant genotypes. Ascorbate levels increased in tolerant genotypes, while a decline was observed in sensitive genotypes. Isoforms of APX showed some new bands in tolerant genotypes as well as higher intensity of the existing ones as compared to sensitive genotypes under stress conditions. Isoforms of GR did not show any genotypic differences under heat stress. Findings emphasized the importance and complexity of the AsA–GSH system in fine-tuning the redox metabolism under heat stress in maize. The study also suggested that the antioxidative enzymes of AsA–GSH cycle play a key role in sustaining the ROS homeostasis in cells, thus minimizing the potential toxic effects of ROS.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Development, Testing and Optimization of a Moringa ( Moringa oleifera )
           Seed Dehuller
    • Abstract: A moringa dehuller which adopted impact principle for dehulling was developed, and the performance was evaluated in terms of the dehulling efficiency. Central composite rotatable design consisting of three factors and five levels was adopted for the experiments, and the experimental factors were moisture content, feed rate and operational speed, while dehulling efficiency was the dependent variable. Data analyses were performed using multiple linear regression at 5% significant level, and the processing factors were related to dehulling efficiency using developed mathematical models. Experimental results were used to validate predicted optimum conditions. Maximum dehulling efficiency of 87.41% was obtained at moisture content of 9.00% wet basis, feed rate of 2.17 kg/min and an operating speed of 900 rpm. The coefficient of determination (R2) for the dehulling efficiency was 0.86. In the range of 8–12% wet basis for moisture content, 1.17–2.5 kg/min for feed rate and 600–1000 rpm for operational speed, where the goal for dehulling efficiency was maximum, the predicted optimal value was 90.20% at 8.00% wet basis moisture content, 2.50 kg/min feed rate and 902.36 rpm operational speed with a desirability of 0.92. Under these optimal conditions, the experimental value was 89.63%. The deviation between the experimental and predicted values was low and statistically insignificant, which implies that the selected model could efficiently predict the dehulling efficiency.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Moistube Irrigation Technology: A Review
    • Abstract: Irrigated agriculture is under pressure to increase water use efficiency and crop water productivity because of inter-sectoral competition for scarce water resources. The shift to micro-irrigation has improved crop quality, yield and water use efficiency. Subsurface drip irrigation significantly reduces non-beneficial water balance components such as runoff and soil evaporation. However, the problem of water loss by deep percolation still exists in this method. Moistube irrigation is a relatively new type of irrigation method where water flows out of the Moistube nanopores as a function of soil water potential and operating pressure. It supplies water continuously to the crop at 80–90% of the field capacity. Therefore, it is a form of deficit irrigation. Based on the previous studies, this paper reviews Moistube irrigation technology by highlighting its hydraulic characteristics, crop growth and yield response, water use efficiency, clogging characteristics and the soil water dynamics. Areas which need further research are also described which can provide a reference for further studies in the relevant area.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Management of Spot Blotch and Heat Stress in Spring Wheat Through
           Azoxystrobin-Mediated Redox Balance
    • Abstract: Application of foliar fungicides for the management of spot blotch of wheat in South Asia is needed when the weather is extremely conducive to disease progression. Field experiments were conducted during two consecutive years 2014–2015 and 2015–2016 to evaluate the effect of fungicides in late-sown wheat which suffers from the combined stress of terminal heat and spot blotch. Azoxystrobin (125 g a.i./ha) when applied twice (ZGS 50 and ZGS 60) and thrice (ZGS 40, 50 and 60) was comparable and gave the best control. In two sprays, the area under disease progress curve (AUDPC) was reduced to 161 compared to 763 under unprotected. Application of fungicide maintained the leaf area under greenness, chlorophyll content and normalized difference vegetative index (NDVI) up to physiological maturity. The canopy temperature (CT) was also reduced in fungicide-treated plots. The positive effect of fungicide on increased days to maturity (11.5 days) contributed significantly to thousand kernel weight (TKW) and grain yield. The fungicide appeared to balance the level of reactive oxygen species like hydroxyl radicals (OH−) and superoxide radicals (O2−), reducing membrane damage and increasing antioxidants like superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT). The application of azoxystrobin appeared to manage the terminal heat stress through redox balance and reduced the spot blotch resulted in enhanced grain yield.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Assessment of Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation Strategies and Its
           Impacts on Food Crop Yields in Osun State, Southwestern Nigeria
    • Abstract: This study investigated effects of indigenous climate change adaptation strategies on food crop yields in Osun State, southwestern Nigeria. It assessed changes in future climate (2031–2055) relative to the baseline period (1992–2016) and their impacts on the yields of 3 staple food crops (maize, rice and cassava). Robustness of the identified adaptation options adopted by local farmers was examined with a view to evaluating the opportunities of integrating indigenous adaptation options for climate-smart agriculture (CSA). A regional climate–crop modeling system (RegCM-DSSAT) and structured questionnaire were used for the study. A warmer and wetter future climate was projected with higher frequency of occurrence of false start of rainfall. Results also suggested future rise in the yield of cassava (8.2%) but declines in maize (− 9.2%) and rice (− 3.6%). Use of organic fertilizer, irrigation or fadama farming system and change in planting dates were ranked highly efficient indigenous adaptation strategies for improved crop yields. Model simulations projected 3.9% increase in cassava yield when irrigation farming system was adopted. This approach was found to offset the negative impact of future warming on the yields of maize and rice and increased their yields by 6.53% and 1.31%, respectively. Combined use of fertilizer and change in planting date was found to significantly enhance yields of maize (27.53%) and rice (21.49%). The paper concludes that integrated approach to indigenous climate change adaptation strategies, as required in CSA, could significantly reduce negative effects of future warming on food crop yields.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Effect of Different Grinding Processes on Powder Characteristics of
           Tamarind Seeds
    • Abstract: Tamarind seed powder (TSP) is a natural hydrocolloid source with an intended vast application in food industry. Different milling processes and moisture content found to affect the grinding properties of tamarind seeds. The present study was conducted to understand the grinding characteristics of tamarind seed powders prepared using attrition and hammer mills at different moisture levels. The average particle size and fineness modulus were found in the range of 0.99–1.36 and 0.39–0.45 for attrition and hammer mills, respectively, in moisture content range 5–15%. The values of Rittinger’s constant and Kick’s constant were found to be 1.6–1.9 and 0.8–1.5 for attrition mill, and 0.5–0.80 and 0.6–1.1 for hammer mill, respectively. Colour indicator, i.e. whiteness index (WI), found better values (82.29–81.11) for hammer-milled in comparison with (80.96–77.18) attrition-milled samples. Thermal conductivity values of hammer-milled samples were in the range of 0.046–0.069 W/m °C and 0.058–0.075, W/m °C for attrition-milled samples. Through the present analysis, hammer mill was found to be highly suitable for making TSP, whereas attrition mill did not give desirable results.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Impact of Rhizosphere Microbes of Three Early Colonizing Annual Plants on
           Improving Soil Fertility During Vegetation Establishment Under Different
           Fallow Periods Following Shifting Cultivation
    • Abstract: We assessed the rhizosphere effect of early colonizing annual plants (Ageratum conyzoides, Crassocephalum crepidioides and Bidens pilosa) on microbial biomass C (MBC) and N (MBN), acid phosphatase (APA) and dehydrogenase (DHA) activity as well as bacterial and fungal populations under fallow lands with duration of 1, 5 and 10 years under shifting cultivation in Mizoram. Ageratum conyzoides and B. pilosa were dominant species with IVI (97 in 1-year and 63 in 10-year fallow), whereas these had an equitable dominance in 5 years (IVI, 59–61). In 10 years, the amount of MBC (423 µg g−1) and MBN (39.7 µg g−1) was highest in B. pilosa rhizosphere soil, while it was lowest in 1 year. Similarly, the amount of DHA (16.05 µg TPF g−1 soil h−1) and APA (57 µg PNP g−1 soil h−1) was also highest. Fungal (CFU 103 g−1 soil) and bacterial (CFU 106 g−1 soil) population was highest in B. pilosa rhizosphere soil with 40 and 69, respectively, in 10-year fallow and lowest in C. crepidioides rhizosphere soil of 1-year fallow (20 and 35). Stronger rhizosphere effect (140–150% increase in DHA and APA) was noticed in 1-year fallow compared to 10-year fallow (67–109%). A significant (P ≤ 0.05) increase occurred in soil biochemical and microbial properties in rhizosphere during wet season than dry season. Changes in rhizosphere soil properties in dominant species were greater than codominant species. In conclusion, rhizosphere microbes of early colonizing annual plants accelerate the process of soil fertility improvement in young fallows (1 and 5 years) that potentially boost vegetation succession.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Simulation of Grain Yield, Seasonal Evapotranspiration, Global Warming
           Potential and Yield Gap Analysis of Wheat Under Varied Water and Nitrogen
           Management Practices Using InfoCrop Model
    • Abstract: Simulation models can serve as useful tools in taking critical decisions with respect to optimization of input use in agriculture. A field experiment was conducted during 2009–2010 and 2010–2011 to study the effect of irrigation and N interaction on yield and input use efficiency in wheat (cv HD 2932) and to validate an indigenous generic simulation model “InfoCrop” to predict grain yield and actual evapotranspiration of wheat in a sandy loam soil (Typic Haplustept) of Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. Wheat was grown with four levels of N, i.e., 0, 30, 60, 120 kg N/ha, and four irrigation levels, i.e., rainfed, and irrigation to meet 30, 60 and 100% soil moisture depletion from field capacity. It was observed that the model could account for 82% variation in the observed grain yield. The root mean square error between the observed and simulated grain yields of wheat was to the tune of 14.2% of the mean observed grain yield of wheat. The predictability of the model was better for irrigated treatments than for the rainfed treatment. There is a scope for improving the water balance module of the model to improve the predictability of actual evapotranspiration of wheat. It was also observed that the global warming potential during wheat growth increased with the increase in the water application. This clearly indicates a trade-off between the wheat production and global warming potential estimated by the model. Thus, global warming potential can be reduced through efficient use of water and nitrogen.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Influence of Integrated Nutrition on Yield, Nutrient Uptake and Quality of
           Aromatic Rice in an Inceptisol
    • Abstract: The conventional inorganic fertilizer-based nutrient management though increases crop productivity but often deteriorates the quality of produce. This experiment was conducted in a split-plot design with five levels of organic manures from two sources in main plot and three levels of inorganic fertilizer treatments to study whether integrated nutrient management could sustain both productivity and quality of aromatic rice on an Aeric Haplaquept. Organic manures significantly increased straw and grain yields, nutrients’ uptake and improved quality parameters of aromatic rice Gobindabhog. Between the two sources, organic manures, mustard oil cake proved to be better than FYM. Integration of nutrient did not show any significant effect on yield and quality parameter of aromatic rice. Significant variation was observed in yield and different quality parameters of rice between 2-year data. Experimental results thus suggested for organic production system with mustard oil cake for this premium aromatic rice variety.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Influence of Wheat Establishment Techniques and Previous Kharif Season
           Crops on Productivity, Profitability, Water Use Efficiency, Energy Indices
           and Soil Properties in Central India
    • Abstract: A three-year field study was conducted to explore the efficacy of wheat (Triticum aestivum) crop establishment techniques comprising conventional tillage (CT), minimum tillage (MT), zero tillage (ZT) and broad bed furrow (BBF) after harvest of kharif (rainy) season crops of paddy (Oryza sativa), pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan), pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucam) and cluster bean (Cyamopsis tetragonoloba). Pooled data showed that yield attributing characters and grain yield of wheat were significantly higher which was recorded under BBF followed by ZT, CT ≈ MT. Likewise significantly, higher grain yield was recorded after harvest of pigeon pea followed by pearl millet, paddy and cluster bean, respectively. Grain yield of wheat grown after previous kharif season crops was significantly higher under BBF after harvest of paddy, pigeon pea and pearl millet, whereas ZT proved to be better after harvest of cluster bean. The study revealed that BBF method saved maximum of US$ 101 ha−1 followed by ZT (US$ 76 ha−1) and MT (US$ 43 ha−1) as compared with total cost of production under CT (US$ 497 ha−1). Net return was higher by 199 US$ ha−1 with BBF and US$ 156 ha−1 with ZT compared with CT (US$ 844 ha−1). Total water use by wheat was higher after cluster bean (38.6 cm) and least after paddy (35.7 cm). Total water use by wheat establishment techniques was 10.6 cm and 2.7 cm higher under CT compared with BBF and ZT, respectively. The delayed establishment of wheat after CT required more energy, while timely sown crop needed less energy and produced more energy, use efficiency and productivity of energy. After harvest of third crop of wheat, physicochemical properties significantly improved sown after pigeon pea compared to other kharif season crops. The overall improvement of physicochemical properties under BBF followed by ZT compared with MT and CT.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Carbon, Nitrogen and Phosphorus Mineralization as Influenced by Type of
           Organic Residues and Soil Contact Variation in Vertisol of Central India
    • Abstract: Soil organic carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) play a critical role in plant nutrient dynamics and crop yield performance under different soils. In this study, the amount of carbon (C), N and phosphorus (P) mineralization as influenced by type of organic residue and soil contact variation was studied for an incubation period of 75 days under controlled laboratory conditions. Different types of residues, viz. subabul residue (Leucaena leucocephala) (T1), biochar of subabul residue (T2) and FYM (T3), along with unamended soil with no residue constituted the three modes of application, viz. buried (t1), incorporated (t2) and surface applied (t3) treatments. Among all the treatments, subabul residue applied treatments showed highest rate of C mineralization in which surface applied (SA) treatments varied from 19.54 at 24 h to 239.55 mg CO2–C/100 g soil at 75 days followed by subabul incorporated (I) (17.04–237.8 mg CO2–C/100 g soil) and subabul buried (B) (15.91–225.5 mg CO2–C/100 g soil) treatments. Subabul incorporated (I) treatment showed lowest rate of mineralization of NO3–N, which varies from 0.010 and 0.613 mg kg−1 at 7 days to 4.640 and 10.03 mg kg−1 at 75 days after incubation followed by subabul buried (B) and SA treatments. These results will be useful in the selection of agriculture crop inputs and their proper placement in soils with respect to nutrient mineralization.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Status of Mango ( Mangifera indica )
           Cultivars Grown in Typic Quartzipsamments Soil
    • Abstract: The role of Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in improving plant health is well established. To understand the AMF status of mango cultivars in Typic Quartzipsamments soil, experiments were carried out in the mango orchard located at College of Agriculture, Padannakkad, Kerala Agricultural University. Five improved varieties and two hybrid varieties of mango were selected for AMF analysis. All the varieties selected for the study exhibited AMF root colonization, arbuscules and inter or intracellular vesicles. A total of ten AMF species belonging to five genera viz. Acaulospora, Gigaspora, Claroideoglomus, Glomus and Sclerocystis were isolated. Among the species identified, four species were of Glomus, two species of Claroideoglomus and Sclerocystis and one species each of Acaulospora and Gigaspora. The Simpson’s index, Shannon index and evenness ranged from 0.80 ± 0.020 to 85 ± 0.02; 1.89 ± 0.03 to 2.09 ± 0.06; 0.74 ± 0.02 to 0.84 ± 0.04, respectively. The spore count showed a significant negative correlation with percentage of root colonization. There was no correlation observed with soil phosphorus content. These results revealed that arbuscular mycorrhizas are an important constituent in mango orchard and the high spore density and root colonization were most likely a selective adaptation toward sandy loam soil. All the species or each one of the species appeared to be generalists in Indian soil.
      PubDate: 2020-06-01
       
  • Genotype × Environment Interaction for Fertility Restoration and
           Yield Traits in Pigeonpea ( Cajanus cajan ) Hybrids
    • Abstract: In cytoplasmic genetics male-sterility (CGMS)-based hybrid seed production technology, instability of fertility restoration is one of the prime causes behind instable yield performance of hybrids over the wide range of environments which makes better hybrids adaptive to only a specific environment. Therefore, the present study was conducted to investigate the stability of fertility restoration and yield traits of 10 promising CGMS-based pigeonpea hybrids during 2012–2013 at three different environments of India. The results revealed a significant variability among hybrids for fertility restoration and yield traits over the environments. All the hybrids except ICPH 3494 and ICPH 3491 exhibited high (> 80%) pollen fertility and fully male-fertile plants across the environments indicating complete fertility restoration in these hybrids. Hybrids ICPH 2671, ICPH 2740, ICPH 3933, and ICPH 3461 were stable for pollen fertility, fertility restoration, and for days to maturity except ICPH 3461. Hybrids ICPH 2671, ICPH 2751, and ICPH 3461 were stable for number of pods plant−1, whereas ICPH 2671, ICPH 2740, ICPH 3933, ICPH 3461, and ICPH 3762 were stable for grain yield plant−1 with high mean, unit regression coefficient, and non-significant deviation from the regression line. The varying fertility status of hybrids across the environments indicates that fertility restoration is sensitive to environmental conditions.
      PubDate: 2020-03-18
       
  • Flaxseed Oil Microcapsules Prepared Using Soy Protein Isolate and Modified
           Starch: Process Optimization, Characterization and In Vitro Release
           Behaviour
    • Abstract: In this study, soy protein isolate and modified starch were evaluated as coat material for developing spray-dried flaxseed oil microcapsules. The emulsions were prepared by varying total solids (TS) and oil load (OL) using high shear mixer and then atomized in spray dryer for encapsulation of flaxseed oil. Emulsion with 30% TS and 30% OL had maximum zeta (ζ) potential value of − 36.83 mV, and emulsion having 25% OL and 30% TS had lowest mean droplet diameter of 701.80 nm. Emulsions exhibited shear thinning behaviour. Microencapsulation efficiency (ME), bulk density, tapped density and flowing properties of microcapsules were studied. ME of microcapsules varied from 63.79 to 95.84%. The microcapsule prepared with 30% OL and 30% TS owing to more oil load and zeta potential was selected for evaluation of certain characteristics. Microcapsules were spherical in shape with average particle size of 37.917 µm. Alpha-linolenic acid (18:3) content was 61.67% in the oil extracted from microcapsule. Fourier transform infrared spectra also confirmed the encapsulation of flaxseed oil by selected coat materials. 38.24% oil was released in simulated gastrointestinal conditions from the flaxseed oil microcapsules, and it increased to 60.86% when accompanied with heating prior to digestion.
      PubDate: 2020-03-17
       
  • Evaluation of Climate Change in the Rice-Growing Zone of Ukraine and Ways
           of Adaptation to the Predicted Changes
    • Abstract: The article presents the results of the analysis of the current state of weather and climatic conditions and evaluation of their predicted changes for immediate and distant prospects in the rice-growing zone of Ukraine. Studies were performed on the example of the Danube rice irrigation systems (RIS) in Odessa region with a total area of 13,678 ha, which are located in lands prone to salinization. The following major meteorological characteristics were investigated: air temperature, precipitation, relative humidity and air humidity deficit, as well as derivatives: photosynthetically active radiation and water availability coefficient (precipitation/evapotranspiration ratio). Retrospective analysis and forecast of meteorological regimes by typical groups were done (estimated years) of vegetation periods of target years in view of general heat and moisture provision: very wet—p = 10%, wet—p = 30%, middle—p = 50%, dry—p = 70%, very dry—p = 90%. The basis of forecast calculations is the results of studies of possible changes of air temperature by the models of Canadian Climate Center “CCCM” and of the United Kingdom Met Office “UKMO” which foresee an increase in average annual temperature up to 4 °C and 6 °C relatively—provided that the doubling CO2 in atmosphere occurs. The main trends in changes of meteorological characteristics and their possible effect on the conditions of functioning rice irrigation systems as well as on the natural and ameliorative state of irrigated areas were identified. The most significant influence on the condition of fonctioning of RIS is air temperature, which directly effects duration of maturation and total value of water consumption of rice crops. It is established that in the last decades a significant increase in the average value of air temperature for the growing season happened (April–October): 1981–1990—16.9 °C, 1991–2000—17.5 °C, 2001–2010—18.1 °C, 2011–2017—17.7 °C. It is determined that at the existing rates and levels of weather and climatic changes, we should expect a significant deterioration of functioning conditions of RIS and natural reclamation state of irrigated land. In this regard, were examined core measures regarding the adaptive potential enhancement and development of the rice-growing zone under the conditions of climate change.
      PubDate: 2020-03-16
       
  • Heterotic Potential, Potence Ratio, Combining Ability and Genetic Control
           of Quality and Yield Traits in Bell Pepper Under Net-House Conditions of
           NW Himalayas
    • Abstract: The present experiment was carried out with the aim of identifying outstanding specific combiners and best parental lines along with the understanding of genetic control of fruit quality and yield traits of bell pepper under net-house conditions in northwestern Himalayas of India. Eight inbred lines were crossed in half diallel manner, and the resulted twenty-eight F1 hybrids along with a standard check variety were evaluated under net-house conditions. California Wonder and Solan Bharpur parental lines were found to be the best combiner for earliness, whereas Yolo Wonder, California Wonder, Nishath-1 and UHFBP-3 reported as best parental line for fruit quality, yield and yield contributing traits based on their general combining effects. Solan Bharpur × Yolo Wonder, Yolo Wonder × Nishath-1, California Wonder × Solan Bharpur, California Wonder × UHFBP-3 and UHFBP-3 × KC-12 cross-combinations found outstanding based on heterosis and specific combining ability for most of the traits under net-house condition. The present studied hybrids illustrated the presence of over-dominance effect for yield and yield contributing traits under study. Predominance of nonadditive gene action for all the characters suggested the usefulness of exploitation of hybrid vigor.
      PubDate: 2020-03-16
       
 
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