Towards quest for early maturing mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) wilczek] lines with improved nutritional quality and high yield
*Corresponding Author: Moushree Sarkar, Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta, 51/2, Hazra Road, Kolkata-700 019, West Bengal, India, Email: email@example.com
Mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek], a rich source of protein, carbohydrate and different micronutrients, can play an important role in food security programmes. Enhancement of nutritional qualities via biofortification of existing varieties is a promising area of research.
In the current study, sixty one mungbean were taken to study different biochemical parameters and also to establish an inter-relationship of each parameter with yield and maturity.
Results show that, nine lines, which included two germplasms namely, B1 and Pusa-9632 along with four mutants as well as three hybirds were found to have higher nutritional quality especially carbohydrate and protein content. Moreover, the mutants and segregants showed a higher nutritional value (% increase) than the germplasms. In addition, correlation coefficient study ensured an interrelationship between agronomic and biochemical characters by reporting that the total starch and nitrogen content of mungbean seeds can serve as an excellent selection marker for improving seed yield.
Biochemical characterization, Germplasms, Hybirds lines, Mungbean [Vigna radiata (L.) Wilczek], Mutant lines, Segregating lines.