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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 1927-1932
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.235


Genetic Variability for Grain Iron, Zinc and Yield Contributing Traits in Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.]
Shankar LalYadav1, Vikas Khandelwal2*, B. S. Rajpurohit1Tara Satyavathi2 and Manisha Kumari1
1Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, Agriculture University, Jodhpur-342 304, Rajasthan, India
2ICAR-AICRP on Pearl Millet, PC Unit, ARS, AU, Mandor, Jodhpur-342 304,
Rajasthan, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Genetic variability of grain iron, zinc, yield and its contributing traits in pearl millet were studied in 30 genotypes (R-line). An experiment was carried out during Kharif-2018 at the Research Farm of ICAR-AICRP on Pearl Millet, Project Coordinating Unit, Mandor, Jodhpur. Analysis of variance showed high significant variance among the genotypes for all the characters, under study, indicated availability of wide spectrum of variability among the genotypes. Highest magnitudes of PCV and GCV were observed for zinc content whereas, the lowest for days to maturity. High estimate of heritability along with high genetic advance as percentage of mean were observed for days to 50% flowering, plant height, number of productive tiller per plant, panicle length, panicle diameter, stover yield per plant, grain yield per plant, 1000 grain weight, harvest index, iron content and zinc content suggested additive gene action for expression of these characters. Hence, these characters may be proved as effective criteria for selection to improve seed yield in pearl millet whereas high heritability values with moderate genetic advance as percentage of mean were observed for days to maturity and protein content.


Keywords: Pearl Millet, Genetic variability; Heritability; Genetic advance, Iron, Zinc, Yield
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Shankar LalYadav, Vikas Khandelwal, B. S. Rajpurohit, C. Tara Satyavathi and Manisha Kumari. 2020. Genetic Variability for Grain Iron, Zinc and Yield Contributing Traits in Pearl Millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.].Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 1927-1932. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.235