Vol. 6, Issue 5 (2017)
Characterization of linseed fibre genotypes using biovi’s seed image analyser
Author(s): Vishwaraj bhajantri, Shakunthala NM, Singh PK and Kisan B
Abstract: The laboratory experiment was carried out to study the Characterization of linseed genotypes using seed morphometric characters in the Department of Seed Science and Technology, College of Agriculture, UAS, Raichur. Linseed is grown for both for oil and fibre purpose. Long stemmed linseed produces a high quality fibre and short stemmed linseed bears larger seeds of high oil content. Characterization of varieties for purity testing as well as identification has attained much importance in seed production programme of almost all major crops. All sectors of seed industry benefit from the ability to assess cultivar purity and identity. Therefore, information on well-expressed and distinct characteristics of linseed genotypes should be made available to the seed producers and seed certification agencies in order to monitor the genetic purity both at field and seed stage. Biovi’s seed image analyser will help to capture the images very fast, process it and produce the results effectively, accurately and it takes very less time. With this view, the present study was carried out to characterize thirteen different linseed fibre genotypes based on seed characteristics like length, width, and seed weight. The seed materials were collected from AICRP on linseed, PC Unit, Kanpur. The genotypes used for the study were 1) Jeevan, 2) Ruchi, 3) Pratapalsi 4) Parvati, 5) Meera, 6) Rashmi, 7) Shikha, 8) Nagarkot, 9) Gaurav, 10) JRF-1, 11) JRF-3, 12) JRF-4, 13) Pcl-16-2. Ten seeds of each variety of four Replication were exposed to biovi’s seed image analyser to get the seed physical parameters. The seed length was ranged from 6.23 mm to 7.10 mm, seed width varied from 4.40 mm to 4.90 mm among the genotypes, seed length to width ratio ranged from 1.36 to 1.48 and 1000 seed weight varied from 5.34 g to 7.95 g varied among the linseed genotypes. The genotype Pratapalsi was having significantly highest seed length (7.10 mm), seed width (4.90mm), length / width ratio (1.45mm) and 1000 seeds weight (7.95 g) and Jrf-4 was having numerically less seed length of (6.23 mm), seed width of (4.59 mm), length / width ratio (1.36 mm) and 1000-seeds weight (5.44 g) Based on the seed length and seed width, the genotypes were characterized. And all linseed genotypes were seed colour was brown. All the genotypes showed significant variation with respect to seed physical parameters and the genotypes having more seed size with seed weight can be used in crop improvement programme to get good quality seeds for achieving good seed yield. Further the seed image analyser equipment can be very well used for screening varieties based on seed physical parameter which is a helpful for grading the seeds based on seed size and weight.
How to cite this article:
Vishwaraj bhajantri, Shakunthala NM, Singh PK and Kisan B. Characterization of linseed fibre genotypes using biovi’s seed image analyser. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(5): 2544-2547.