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Trends in Biosciences
Year : 2010, Volume : 3, Issue : 2
First page : ( 187) Last page : ( 189)
Print ISSN : 0974-8431. Online ISSN : 0976-2485.

Study on Genetic and Seed Quality Parameters in Horsegram Genotypes under Mid Hills of North Western Himalaya

Shukla Prabha Shankar*, Prasad Rajendra, Prasad Sambhoo

Department of Seed Science & Tech., GBPUA&T, Hill Campus, Ranichauri, 249199, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand

*e-mail: ps.shukla@rediffmail.com

Online published on 14 March, 2012.

Received:  9  October,  2010; Accepted:  12  November,  2010.

Abstract

The present investigation was undertaken on 11 genotypes to identify stable genotypes with better seed quality parameters which are responsive to mid hill conditions of the north western Himalaya. The observations were recorded on five randomly selected plants/seedling in each replication for seventeen field and laboratory parameters. The highest mean value was recorded for plant height in genotype PRH 03 followed by PRH 06, highest number of branches in PRH 01, pod length in PRH 6, number of seeds/pod in PRG 7 followed by PRH 10 and VL Gahat 1, pods/plant, seed yield/plant and seed yield/hectare in VL Gahat 1 followed by PRH 10.The mean performance of seed quality parameters were highest for seedling length, seedling fresh weight in genotype PRG 04 followed by PRH 03, PRH 01.The highest germination per cent and first count were recorded for PRH 01. Seed yield was associated with pod length, plant height number of pods/plant and seed yield/plant. The pod length, plant height and number of seeds/pods were found to be most important characters for genetic improvement. It can be concluded that the genotypes PRH 01, PRH 10 along with VL Gahat 1 can be used in future crossing programme to develop superior high yielding genotypes.

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Keywords

Horse gram, genetics, genotypes, heritability, seed quality.

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