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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : (68) Last page : (72)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2799

Germplasm Characterization for Biochemical Parameters in Oats (Avena sativa L.)

R. Premkumar1*, A. Nirmalakumari2 and C. R. Anandakumar3
1Assistant Professor, RVS Agricultural College, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu – 613 402, India
2Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Centre of Excellence in Millets, Athiyandal, Thiruvannamalai,
Tamil Nadu – 606 603, India
3Registrar, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu – 641 003, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: premmelb@gmail.com
Received: 5.04.2017  |  Revised: 15.04.2017   |  Accepted: 16.04.2017  


The present investigation was carried out using 29 grain and dual purpose genotypes of oats based on yield and yield contributing characters along with one check variety, Kent and these genotypes were used for biochemical analysis viz., crude protein, crude fibre, crude fat and amylose content. Mean values were worked out for those genotypes using descriptive statistics. Based on the results, there was a significant differences between the genotypes were observed for all the biochemical characters. The genotypes namely TNAs 17, TNAs 9, Kent and TNAs 4 were found to possess high crude protein, crude fibre, crude fat and amylose content respectively. Breeding for high yielding varieties is the primary objective of the breeders. The improvement of nutritional quality of the grains should also be given an important consideration. Genotypes with high grain nutrient content and high single plant kernel yield would be used for direct selection or hybridization. In contrast, high grain nutrient content genotypes with low yield potential would be useful for trait specific breeding improvements.

Key words: Genotypes, Yield, Amylose, Kernel, Nutrient.

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Cite this article: Premkumar, R., Nirmalakumari, A. and Anandakumar, C.R., Germplasm Characterization for Biochemical Parameters in Oats (Avena sativa L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(4): 68-72 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2799