Vol. 6, Special Issue 4 (2018)
Heritability of yield and its attributing traits in lentil (Lens culinaris Medic)
Author(s): Sardar Sunil Singh, Alok Kumar and Satish Kumar
Abstract: Thirty lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) genotypes were grown at the experimental farm of C.S.A.U.A. & T, Kanpur. A wide range of gross variation exist in character like number of pods per plant, followed by days to flowering, days to maturity, plant height, while comparatively a narrow range of gross variation was seen in number of seeds per pod followed by 100-grain weight, grain yield per plant and number of fruiting branches.Phenotypic coefficients of variation (PCV) were slightly higher than the corresponding genotypic coefficient of variation (GCV) for all traits studied. The broad sense heritability was estimated for number of fruiting branches, 100 grain weight, plant height, grain yield per plant, number of pods per plant, number of seeds per pod, days to flowering and days to maturity. In present investigation, it was found to have a very high value for heritability (88.5) with a very high value of genetic advance as percent of mean (36.89) indicating that if selection is made directly for number of fruiting branches, it may be rewarding. The lowest heritability was observed in days to maturity (30.10%); indicating that this trait is depends heavily on the variation available in the source material and of the effects of climate and weather.
Pages: 61-64 | 751 Views 47 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Sardar Sunil Singh, Alok Kumar and Satish Kumar. Heritability of yield and its attributing traits in lentil (Lens culinaris Medic). International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2018; 6(4): 61-64.