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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 3 (2018)

Variability, heritability and genetic advance for yield and yield contributing characters in <em>Embelia ribes</em> Burm f. – An endangered medicinal plant

Author(s):

Shruthi AM, Raviraja Shetty G and PE Rajasekharan

Abstract:
The experiment was conducted during 2015-2016 at Division of Plant Genetic Resources, ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (ICAR-IIHR), Hessarghatta, Bengaluru. Genotypic variability, heritability and genetic advance for yield and yield contributing traits were studied in five <em>Embelia ribes </em>Burm f. accessions. Data were recorded for plant height (m), leaf length (cm), leaf width (cm), petiole length (cm), leaf area (cm<sup>2</sup>), number of inflorescence per plant, fruit length (cm), fruit diameter(cm), seed length(cm), seed weight, fruit yield (kg/plant). Among different yield attributing characters studied, the highest magnitude of PCV and GCV were recorded in leaf area (6.43 and 5.73 %), number of inflorescence per plant (46.35 and 45.10 %) and fruit yield per plant (48.67 and 48.24 %). High heritability coupled with high genetic advance as per cent over mean was recorded for the characters <em>viz., </em>leaf width (99.00 %), petiole length (91.00%), plant height (95.20 %), number of inflorescence per plant (95.00 %), fruit weight (91.02) and fruit yield per plant (98.22 %).Hence, these characters were predominantly governed by additive gene action and could be used as a selection criterion for breeding programmes in the future.

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How to cite this article:
Shruthi AM, Raviraja Shetty G and PE Rajasekharan. Variability, heritability and genetic advance for yield and yield contributing characters in <em>Embelia ribes</em> Burm f. – An endangered medicinal plant. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3S):153-156.

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