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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Issue 2 (2021)

Study of genetic variability in velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens L.)

Author(s):

Hemkumar, PK Joshi, Alice Tirkey, D Khokhar and Nandan Mehta

Abstract:
A field experiment was conducted at herbal instructional garden of Research Cum Instructional Farm, Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV), Raipur, Chhattisgarh during Kharif 2019-20 to evaluate thirty-one genotypes of velvet bean for genetic variability for 14 characters. The analysis of variance was found to be highly significant for all the 14 characters in velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens L.) indicating that enough variability is present in the studied material. Among the desirable characters days to 50 per cent flowering, number of flowers per bunch, inflorescence length, seed index, weight of dry pod, seed yield per plant showed high GCV and PCV. Almost all the characters showed a little variation between PCV and GCV revealing little influence of the environment in the expression of these traits. High heritability accompanied with high genetic advance as per cent of mean was recorded for days to 50 per cent flowering, number of flowers per bunch, inflorescence length, pod length, seed length, seed width, seed index, weight of dry pod, seed yield per plant.

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How to cite this article:
Hemkumar, PK Joshi, Alice Tirkey, D Khokhar and Nandan Mehta. Study of genetic variability in velvet bean (Mucuna pruriens L.). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(2):1443-1445.

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