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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:9, September, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 2995-3000

Genetic Variability Studies for Yield and Quality Traits in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Anusha1*, A. Trivikrama Reddy1, V. Jayalakshmi2 and S. Khayum Ahammed2
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural College, Mahanandi-518502, India
2Regional Agricultural Research Station, Nandyal-518501, India
*Corresponding author

The present investigation was carried out with 25 chickpea genotypes to study the genetic variability parameters for yield and quality traits of chickpea and observed highly significant differences among the genotypes for all the eleven traits studied viz., plant height, number of branches plant-1, days to 50% flowering, days to maturity, number of pods plant-1, 100 seed weight, harvest index, protein content, iron content, zinc content and seed yield plant-1. Genetic variability parameters showed moderate to high estimates of phenotypic coefficient of variation and genotypic coefficient of variation, with high heritability in broad sense coupled with high genetic advance as per cent of mean for the traits viz., plant height, number of pods plant-1, 100 seed weight, seed yield plant-1 and iron content and thus, indicating that these characters exhibited wide range of variability. Heritability in these characters was due to additive gene effects and selection may be effective. This will help the breeders for direct selection of plants on the basis of phenotypic expression.

Keywords: Chickpea, Genetic variability, Phenotypic coefficient of variation, Genotypic coefficient of variation, Heritability, Genetic advance as per cent of mean

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Anusha, T., A. Trivikrama Reddy, V. Jayalakshmi and Khayum Ahammed, S. 2020. Genetic Variability Studies for Yield and Quality Traits in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 2995-3000. doi:
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