Studies on genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance in F2 generation of ridge gourd
Y Sravani, G Kranthi Rekha, C Venkata Ramana, L Naram Naidu and DR Salomi Suneetha
Variability studies were carried out for eighteen characters of ridge rourd in F2 generation of four crosses viz., Swarna Manjari x VRG-16, Arka Prasan x VRG-16. VRG-24 x VRG-13 and Swarna Manjari x Arka Prasan during summer, 2020 at College of Horticulture, Venkataramannagudem. High PCV and GCV were recorded for average fruit weight, fruit yield per vine, rind thickness, number of seeds per fruit, fibre content and TSS in all the crosses disclosing the presence of high degree of genetic variability and could be improved through selection. High heritability accompanied by high genetic advance as per cent of mean was observed for fruit weight, rind thickness and number of seeds per fruit in all the crosses under study which significantly exhibited less influence of environmental factors and advancement of these traits through selection would be rewarded.
How to cite this article:
Y Sravani, G Kranthi Rekha, C Venkata Ramana, L Naram Naidu, DR Salomi Suneetha. Studies on genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance in F2 generation of ridge gourd. Pharma Innovation 2021;10(7):927-930.