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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 5
First page : (25) Last page : (28)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5517

Variability, Heritability and Genetic Advance for Quantitative Traits in Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Mill sp.)

P. Mallesh1,2*, H. C. Nanda1, Durgaraju Ch.2, C. V. Sameer Kumar2, Nidhi Mohan2,3 and
Jake lee2,4
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur-492012, Chhattisgarh, India
2International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru-502324
3Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Bapatla, Guntur
4.Department of Horticulture, Benguet state university, Philippines 2601
*Corresponding Author E-mail: malleshkalam@gmail.com
Received: 23.04.2017  |  Revised: 30.05.2017   |  Accepted: 8.06.2017  


Study was carried out for genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance of sixteen characters in twenty eight genotypes including checks. Analysis of variance revealed significant difference among genotypes for all the sixteen characters studied. The magnitude of PCV and GCV was moderate to high for pods per plant, seed yield and primary branches per plant. High heritability was recorded for days to 50% flowering, seed yield per plant, number of pods per plant, test weight and plant height. High heritability combined with high genetic advance was recorded for number of pods per plant and seed yield per plant indicating that these characters are controlled by additive gene effect and phenotypic selection of these characters would be effective for further breeding purpose.

Key words: Genetic variability, heritability, genetic advance, quantitative traits, pigeonpea

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Cite this article: Mallesh, P., Nanda, H.C., Durgaraju, Ch., Kumar, C.V.S., Mohan, N. and lee, J., Variability, Heritability and Genetic Advance for Quantitative Traits   in Pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan (L.) Mill sp.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(5): 25-28 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5517