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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 3671-3677

Characterization of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare L.) Genotypes on the Basis of Seed Characteristics
Sumit Deswal*, T.P. Malik and S.K. Tehlan
Dept. of Vegetable Science, CCS Haryana Agricultural University Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding author

The present investigation comprised of sixty genotypes of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare L.) was undertaken to characterize the genotypes based on morphological characters of seed like seed shape, seed colour, seed splitting, seed ridges and test weight (weight of 1000 seeds in grams). All these seed characters clearly differentiated the genotypes into different groups. All the genotypes were categorized based upon different characteristics as based upon seeds shape seven genotypes were grouped as ellipsoidal, thirty as oblong and twenty three as oval shaped, based on seed colour, thirty six genotypes were observed as light brown, twenty four as dark brown seed colour, based on seed splitting three genotypes were showed seed splitting present and fifty-seven genotypes showed seed splitting absent, based on seed ridges four genotypes had prominent seed ridges and twenty genotypes had non-prominent seed ridges, based on number of ridges on seed, three genotypes observed as less number of ridges while fifty seven genotypes having more of ridges on seed and based on test weight thirty four genotypes were found to have lightweight 5g. A schematic diagram based on seed characters, showing higher resolution in terms of differentiating the genotypes was prepared. The study is important to differentiate the available fennel germplasm for registration without any legal problems related to IPR issues of plant variety protection.

Keywords: Characterization, Genotypes, Schematic diagram.

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Sumit Deswal, T.P. Malik and Tehlan, S.K. 2017. Characterization of fennel (Foeniculum vulgare L.) Genotypes on the Basis of Seed Characteristics.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 3671-3677. doi:
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