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Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Biosciences (IJPAB)
Year : 2021, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : (217) Last page : (223)
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Variability Studies in Desi Cotton (Gossypium arboreum L.)

*Mahesh B., Valu M. G., Shaker C. and Surya T. T.
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, Junagadh Agricultural University
Junagadh – 362 001, Gujarat, India
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Received: 3.05.2021 | Revised: 15.06.2021 | Accepted: 23.06.2021 


The present Investigation was carried out to study the variability, heritability and genetic advance in desi cotton. The material was evaluated in a Randomized Block Design (RBD) with three replications during kharif 2019. In this experiment analysis of variance indicated that significant variation present among the accessions of the desi cotton for all the traits under study. The highest genotypic (GCV) and phenotypic coefficient of variation (PCV) were exhibited by the number of bolls per plant. High heritability with high genetic advance was observed in number of bolls per plant, the number of monopodia per plant, lint index, seed cotton yield per plant and number of sympodia per plant. The combination of the high heritability and high genetic advance provide the clear image of the trait in the selection process.

Keywords: Genetic advance, heritability, GCV, PCV, coefficient of variability.

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Cite this article: Mahesh, B., Valu, M. G., Shaker, C., & Surya, T. T. (2021). Variability Studies in Desi Cotton (Gossypium arboreum L.), Ind. J. Pure App. Biosci. 9(3), 217-223. doi: