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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 7, Special Issue 3 (2018)

Distinctness, uniformity and stability testing in Moringa- An overview

Author(s): Airadevi P Angadi and RC Jagadeesha
Abstract: The Govt. of India enacted “The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights (PPV&FR) Act, 2001” adopting sui generis system. Registration and protection can be granted to a variety only if it conforms to the criteria of Distinctness, Uniformity and stability (DUS). It means that the new variety has to be DUS in its characteristics. This requires the examination of the variety if it conforms to the standards of DUS test. The examination of a variety for DUS generates a description of the variety, using its relevant characteristics. Very meager work is done in medicinal plants in general and in Moringa species for DUS characterisation. Therefore a DUS characterization procedure has been discussed for germplasm characterisation and evaluation. Descriptors for evaluation consist of traits of crop husbandry values and response to abiotic and biotic stresses.
Pages: 30-34  |  678 Views  20 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Airadevi P Angadi and RC Jagadeesha. Distinctness, uniformity and stability testing in Moringa- An overview. 2018; 7(3S): 30-34.
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