Studies on heritability and genetic advance in chickpea (cicer arietinum L.)

Title 
Studies on heritability and genetic advance in chickpea (cicer arietinum L.) 
Publication Type 
Journal Article 
Authors 
Sharanappa SD, Kumar J, Meena HP, Bharadwaj C, Jagadeesha HM 
Year of Publication 
2014 
Publisher 
Indian Society of Pulses Research and Development 
Place Published 
Kanpur, India 
Journal 
Journal of food Legumes 
Number 
27 
Issue 
Pagination 
71-73 
Date Published 
04/2014 
ISSN 
09760-6380 
URL 
www.isprd.in 
Keywords 
Chickpea, Correlation, Genetic variability, Plant type 
Abstract 

An experiment was conducted during 2008 and 2009 to study
the nature and magnitude of genetic parameters and its
utilization in designining a conceptual ideotype in chickpea.
The estimates of genotypic (GCV) coefficients of variation,
phenotypic (PCV) coefficients of variation, heritability, genetic
advance as well as correlation coefficients were worked out in
thirty chickpea genotypes for nine plant type related traits.
High genotypic coefficient of variation was observed for
internode distance followed by seed yield/plant and harvest
index. The traits plant height, angle between primary branches
and ground, angle between primary branches and secondary
branches, number of pods/plant, biological yield/plant and
harvest index exhibited high heritability coupled with high
expected genetic advance indicating the scope for improvement
and genetic gain through the selection of these traits. High
significant positive genotypic correlation was observed for plant
height, number of total branches, number of pods/plant, 100-
seed weight, biological yield, harvest index with seed yield/
plant.

 
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