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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 7, Special Issue 6 (2019)
Studies on genetic variability parameters for seed yield in lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.)


Author(s): Anil Kumar, Fariha Adan, Anand Kumar, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Chandan Kishore, Jitesh Kumar and Thota Gopi Krishna

Abstract: Thirty six lentil genotypes (collected from different parts of India and from abroad) including two checks were analyzed for seed yield and its components by estimating genetic variability. Analysis of variance showed highly significant differences among the genotypes for nine traits but non significant for number of primary branches per plant, number of pods per cluster and number of seeds per pod. High heritability estimates were recorded for the traits viz., 100-seed weight, followed by grain yield per plant, biological yield per plant, number of pods per plant, number of filled pods per plant, number of secondary branches per plant and plant height. In general phenotypic coefficients of variation were observed to be greater than their corresponding genotypic coefficients of variation. High estimates of heritability coupled with high genetic advance were documented for 100 seed weight, grain yield per plant, biological yield per plant, number of pods per plant, number of filled pods per plant and number of secondary branches per plant indicating that selection in such traits might be effective. Hence these traits could be used by breeders for the improvement of seed yield resulting in the unfolding of high yielding varieties of lentil.

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Anil Kumar, Fariha Adan, Anand Kumar, Ravi Ranjan Kumar, Chandan Kishore, Jitesh Kumar and Thota Gopi Krishna. Studies on genetic variability parameters for seed yield in lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.). International Journal of Chemical Studies. 2019; 7(6): 73-76.
International Journal of Chemical Studies