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Vol. 11, Issue 3 (2022)

Estimation of genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance in grain amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.)

Author(s):
Anita Trivedi, Pankaj Kumar, Girish Chandra, Himani Guleria and Sapna Chauhan
Abstract:
The present investigation was conducted to estimate the genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance of genotypes of grain Amaranth during kharif season 2015 at College of Forestry Ranichauri V.C.S.G. Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Uttarakhand. Thirty genotypes of grain Amaranth along with 5 checks (Annapurna, Durga, PRA-1, PRA-2 and PRA-3) were evaluated in an augmented block design for access their performances. High PCV and GCV were noticed for seed yield per plant (38.40%, 32.64%, respectively) and number of leaves per plant (22.13%, 20.95%, respectively). Moderate PCV and GCV value were studied for inflorescence length (17.68%, 14.72%, respectively), spikelet length (18.76%, 17.47%, respectively) and number of spikelet per plant (13.62%, 11.63%, respectively). High heritability coupled with high genetic advance was observed for number of leaves per plant. These characters may be used as early indicators in selection programmes of grain amaranth. Based on the performance, promising genotypes IC-321281, IC-278913, IC-313273, IC-32220, IC-278922 and IC-279965 have been found superior among the genotypes which can be used in breeding programmes for crop improvement.
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How to cite this article:
Anita Trivedi, Pankaj Kumar, Girish Chandra, Himani Guleria, Sapna Chauhan. Estimation of genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance in grain amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus L.). Pharma Innovation 2022;11(3):734-737.

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