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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:12, December, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 1938-1943

Studies on Genetic Variability in Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) in the Sundarban Region of West Bengal
Chandan Kumar Mondal1*, Pinaki Acharyya2 and Pranab Hazra3
1Ramkrishna Ashram KVK, Nimpith, South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India
2Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Science, University of Calcutta
3Department of Vegetable Science, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author

Chilli is one of the important vegetable as well as spice crop of India. India ranks first in dry chilli production worldwide. Chilli is used throughout the world as a spice and also in the making of beverages and medicines. Since time immemorial chilli is an indispensible part of Indian diet. There are more than 400 cultivars of chilli grown all over the world. Few of them are praised for their red colour because of the pigment ‘capsanthin,’ while others are known for ‘hotness’ due to presence of alkaloid ‘capsaicin.’ It is reported that chilli helps in boosting immune system and lowering of cholesterol. India is rich source of genetic variability of chilli with different quality factors. Limited efforts have been made to release location specific suitable varieties. There is an urgent need and vast scope of evaluating and developing location specific varieties having higher yield potential. In the present investigation thirty seven diverse chilli genotypes were assembled from different parts of India to study their performance in the Sundarban region of West Bengal. The genetic information gathered on yield and yield attributing traits would be of utility in formulation of an efficient breeding programme for the improvement of chilli crop as well as to develop promising genotypes/ hybrids.

Keywords: Chilli, Genetic Variability, Sundarban

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Chandan Kumar Mondal, Pinaki Acharyya and Pranab Hazra. 2020. Studies on Genetic Variability in Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) in the Sundarban Region of West Bengal.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 1938-1943. doi:
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