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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

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.2018.7(7): 4062-4070

Multivariate Analysis of Sesame Genotypes under Induced Drought Conditions
M. Vignesh, M. Prakash*, B. Priyadharshini and R. Anandan
Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Faculty of Agriculture Annamalai University, Annamalai nagar, Tamilnadu, India
*Corresponding author

Sesame is one of the oldest oil crop, cultivated in tropical and sub tropical areas. Tolerance to moisture stress is one of the important criteria in the cultivation of sesame in many countries of the world. Hence, experiments were conducted to screen ten ruling varieties of sesame viz., CO1, SVR1, SVPR1, VRI 1, VRI 2, TMV 3, TMV 4, TMV 5, TMV 6 and TMV 7 under induced drought condition using Poly Ethylene Glycol (PEG 6000) @ 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15 percentage concentrations. All the observations from the seedlings namely germination percentage, speed of germination, shoot length, root length and dry matter production were recorded. From the results, it was found that among the genotypes, maximum length of the seedling was noticed in TMV 5 (15.2 cm) followed by VRI 1 (14.5cm) and TMV 7 (13.7cm). A similar trend was observed for other seedling parameters of dry matter production, germination percentage and speed of germination. In general, with the increasing the levels of drought stress, the performance of seedlings in terms of shoot length, root length and dry matter production were found to decrease.

Keywords: Sesame, Drought, Seedling parameters

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Vignesh, M., M. Prakash, B. Priyadharshini and Anandan, R. 2018. Multivariate Analysis of Sesame Genotypes under Induced Drought Conditions.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 4062-4070. doi:
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