Hybridization Studies of Okra (Abelmoschus spp. (L.) Moench) Accessions

International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology (IJBTT)
© 2019 by IJBTT Journal
Volume - 9 Issue - 4                          
Year of Publication : 2019
Authors : Samuel Amiteye, Theophilus Amitaaba, Christian Akama, Harry M. Amoatey
DOI :  10.14445/22490183/IJBTT-V9I4P606


MLA Style:Samuel Amiteye, Theophilus Amitaaba, Christian Akama, Harry M. Amoatey Hybridization Studies of Okra (Abelmoschus spp. (L.) Moench) Accessions International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology 9.4 (2019): 42-47.

APA Style:Samuel Amiteye, Theophilus Amitaaba, Christian Akama, Harry M. Amoatey(2019). Hybridization Studies of Okra (Abelmoschus spp. (L.) Moench) Accessions.  International Journal of Biotech Trends and Technology, 9(4),42-47.


Okra (Abelmoschus spp. L. Moench) is an important multi-purpose vegetable crop cultivated and consumed across all tropical and temperate regions of the world. In Ghana, it is popular in all ten regions and increasing quantities are exported to Europe in the fresh form. The crop has received little attention by way of breeding to produce varieties combining the most desirable qualities to boost local cultivation and export. Ten accessions of Abelmoschus spp., comprising two species, A. esculentus (T1, T2, T3, VT, ID and AG) and A. callei (KB, AM, YL and T4) collected from six geographical regions of Ghana were crossed in all possible combinations to assess inter-specific as well as intraspecific hybridization between and within species. All six accessions of Abelmoschus esculentus were able to hybridize with one another in both direct and reciprocal cross combinations with high degree of crossability index (CI) (45.71% to 90.32%). On the other hand, cross-compatibility among A. esculentus and A. callei was successful only in one direction when A. esculentus was used as females also with a CI between 34.48% and 60%. Parental lines T3 and T1 emerged as the most compatible female and male.


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Okra, Accessions, Hybridization, Inter-specific, Intra-specific, crossability