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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 3 (2018)

Assessment of genetic variability for important traits in castor (<em>Ricinus communis</em> L.) germplasm accessions

Author(s):

Dhanalakshmi TN, Lavanya C, Rudramuni T and Hanumanth Naik G

Abstract:
Castor (<em>Ricinus communis </em>L.), a monotypic genus originated from Ethiopian<strong>-</strong>East African region. Castor oil has wide range of uses <em>viz.,</em> industrial uses, medicinal uses… Success of any crop improvement programme depends on the use of diversified germplasm. Large size of germplasm restricted the researchers for accurate characterization and resulted in limited utilization of genetic resources in crop improvement programmes. An attempt is made in the present study to effectively characterize a relatively smaller size of the collections for a number of economic traits was conducted at the Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Hiriyur, Chitradurga district, Karnataka during 2015<strong>-</strong>16 <em>kharif</em> season to study their potentiality with respect to yield trait mainly. The results revealed there was a significant difference for all the parameters studied; which indicates the existence of sufficient variation for effective selection among the accessions.

Pages: 518-520  |  1286 Views  267 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Dhanalakshmi TN, Lavanya C, Rudramuni T and Hanumanth Naik G. Assessment of genetic variability for important traits in castor (<em>Ricinus communis</em> L.) germplasm accessions. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(3S):518-520.

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