This work was supported by special grant funded by Project coordinator, AICRIP
, Palms, CPCRI, Kesargod, Kerala.
All the genotypes (A, B and R lines) were obtained from 'All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project (AICRIP
)' at the Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi (U.P.).
Zonal Agricultural Research Station, Mandya, India, and the Main Research Station, Hebbal, Bangalore, India, routinely evaluates rice germplasm accessions as well as genotypes developed by breeders under the All India Co-ordinated Rice Improvement Program (AICRIP