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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 1416-1422
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.166


Studies on Genetic Variability, Heritability and Genetic Advance in Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata Duch ex Poir.)
Mekala Srikanth*, S.G. Bharad, L.B. Thulasiram and N.R. Potdukhe
Department of Horticulture, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth,Akola - 444 001, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was planned to assess genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance among the twenty three genotypes of pumpkin. Analysis of variance showed that there was a high significant variation for all of the studied traits between genotypes. In the present investigation PCV was higher than the GCV for all the characters indicating the substantial modifying effect of environment in the expression of all traits studied. The highest GCV as well as PCV was observed for vine length at 90 DAS, fruit cavity, number of seeds per fruit, rind thickness and number of fruits per vine. The highest estimates of heritability (in broad sense) recorded for fruit cavity (84.80 %) followed by inter nodal length (76.90 %), and fruit yield per ha (73.60 %). Highest genetic advance (as per cent of mean) was observed for the characters fruit cavity. However, it ranged from (72.32 to 3.44%) for all the characters. Therefore, selection of superior genotypes in view point of desirable morphologic traits, with high genetic distance could be selected for hybridization programme and recognition of best genotypes for different traits to produce new elite hybrids in pumpkin.


Keywords: Genetic variability, Heritability,Genetic advance, Pumpkin
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Mekala Srikanth, S.G., Bharad, L.B. Thulasiram and Potdukhe, N.R. 2017. Studies on Genetic Variability, Heritability and Genetic Advance in Pumpkin (Cucurbita Moschata Duch ex Poir.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 1416-1422. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.166