Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2021)
Evaluation of genetic variability for quantitative traits in foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv]
Karvar SH, Vaidya ER, Kohakade SN, Mohurle NA and Sasane PR
The present study was carried out to assess the nature and magnitude of genetic variability for yield and quality related traits in 52 genotypes of foxtail millet, at Agricultural Botany field, Dr. PDKV, Akola during Akola kharif
-2018-19 and kharif
-2019-20. The analysis of variance revealed presence of significant differences for all the traits under study, indicating that the genotypes under study were genetically diverse for most of the traits. Coefficient of variation studies indicated that the estimates of GCV were lesser than the corresponding PCV values for all the traits indicating the influence of environment on expression of the characters under study. High variability existed for panicle length, peduncle length and leaf length followed by grain yield and fodder yield. High heritability with high Genetic Advance as percent mean was recorded for total number of tillers per plant, number of productive tillers per plant, panicle girth, fodder yield, Fe content, Zn content and grain yield per plant suggesting primarily additive nature of gene action which responds well to selection.
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Karvar SH, Vaidya ER, Kohakade SN, Mohurle NA and Sasane PR. Evaluation of genetic variability for quantitative traits in foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) P. Beauv]. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(1):1035-1038.