Crop Breeding: The Salvage to National Economic Recession

C.V. Ilodibia

Abstract


Lycopersicon esculentum and Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium (species of tomato) were crossbred to raise F1 so as to study the expression of heterosis or hybrid vigour for better improvement as a solution to national economic recession. This was done by emasculating L. esculentum using it as female parent and transferring ripe pollen grains from L. pimpinellifolium the male parent using artificial means. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was employed in data analysis. The results of the study showed that the F1 generation combined the characters of the parental species (L. esculentum and L. pimpinellifolium) and had improved genetic attributes such as increased yield better than the parental plants. This could result in improvement both in quality and quantity of tomato production thus aids in salvaging the nation economic recession.

Keywords


Crossbreeding, hybrid vigour, economic recession, Lycopersicon esculentum and pimpinellifolium

Full Text:

PDF

References


Ilodibia CV, Okeke NF, Achebe UA, Egboka TP, Chukwuma UM. Plant breeding for food security sustainability and industrial growth . Int. J. Plant Breed. Genet. 2014 ; 8 (4): 219-223.

Ilodibia CV, Nwakonobi FE, Onwuachu WC. Plant breeding: A solution to world economic meltdown. Proc. of the 51Ist annual conference of science teachers association of Nigeria (STAN) 2010; 172-176

Ilodibia CV, Ugwoke CE, Egboka TP, Akachukwu EE, Chukwuma UM, Aziagba BO.

Breeding pepper for enhanced food nutrients. Asian J. Crop Sci. 2015 ; (3): 214-218

Ilodibia, C.V, Igboabuchi, N.A., and Onwuachu, W.C. Evaluation of vegetative and yield attributes of okra (Abelmoschus Esculentus (L.) Moench) for adaptation in Anambra State, Nigeria. Int. J. Biol. Res. 2016; 4 (2): 318-320.

Ilodibia CV, Nnaji E, Aziagba BO, Ezeabara CA. Morphological and nutritional

assessment of leaf, stem and root of Zanthoxylum macrophylla (Rutaceae) Archives

Agri. Environ. Sci. 2017; 2 (1): 44-46

Anthony S. Food crops of the tropics. London: Macmillian Press Limited; 1992.

Emedo ABC, Maduka BC, Oranekwulu SC. Comprehensive agricultural science for

West African senior schools. Onitsha: Diamond Publishers; 1995.

Allard RW. Principle of plant breeding. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc; 1960.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21859/ajlsr-05041

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

  

© DIILI PUBLICATION