Vol.8 : Number 13
Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) sown on different dates

Author(s): Ajay Kumar Yadav, SK Chaubey, Arun Kumar, Ram Pyare, Ganesh Prasad, JK Tiwari

A field experiment was conducted during Rabi season of 2006-07 and 2007-08 at Agricultural Research Farm of Shri Durga Ji Post Graduate College Chandeshwar, Azamgarh with a view at genetic Variability, heritability and genetic advance for yield and its components Were Conduct in sixty advance line of chickpea. High heritability with low genetic advance of seeds /pod, primary branches / plant, days to maturity, protein content and root nodule / plant indicated the influence of dominant and epistemic genes for these traits. High heritability of days flowering, 100 seed weight, pods/plant, protein content and biological yield high variability of pcv and Gcv (phenotypic and genotypic coefficient of variance) root nodules/plant, secondary branches/plant, pods and biological yield these characters. High heritability coupled with high genetic advance in pooled data was recorded for 100 seed weight, pods/plant, seeds/pod and biological yield/plant. Pulse crops are highly valuable grain legumes that are widely used as food, fodder and feed.

Country: India