INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PURE & APPLIED BIOSCIENCE
ISSN : 2320-7051
International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (266) Last page : (270)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7090
Agro-Morphological Characterization of Maize (Zea mays L.) Landraces from Tribal Block of Nandurbar District in Maharashtra (India)
Sanjay Maruti Patil, Lilesh Nateshwar Chavan, Vitthal Keshav Kauthale* and
Anjali Dnyaneshwar Nalawade
BAIF Development Research Foundation, Dr. Manibhai Desai Nagar, NH-4, Warje, Pune 411 058
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: 17.11.2018 | Revised: 15.12.2018 | Accepted: 22.12.2018
Agro-morphological characteristics of 19 maize landraces collected from tribal area of Nandurbar district were evaluated. A field experiment with 19 maize landraces was conducted in village level in-situ conservation center during Kharif season of 2016 and 2017. Data was recorded for 17 quantitative characters related to growth and yield performance and 20 qualitative characteristics. Most of landraces showed dark green coloured leaves (95%), straight attitude of leaf blade (78.9%), anthocyanin coloured anthers and silk (78.9%), conico-cylindrical ears (58%), yellow coloured grains (37 %) and flint type (94.7%). Among the plant growth characteristics plant height (157.4 to 208.9 cm), stem diameter (2.12 to 3. 94 cm), leaf length (69.06 to 95.56 cm) width (7.28 to 11.38 cm), ear length (14.to 22.22 cm) ear diameter (16.74 to 12.22 cm), number of rows per ear (12.4 to15.6.) contributed most in overall variability among maize landraces under study. Analysis of variance showed that all the characters were highly significant among the landraces.
Key words: Genetic diversity, Morphological variability, Landraces.
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Cite this article: Patil, S.M., Chavan, L.N., Kauthale, V.K. and Nalawade, A.D., Agro-Morphological Characterization of Maize (Zea mays L.) Landraces from Tribal Block of Nandurbar District in Maharashtra (India), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 266-270 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.7090