Article Id: ARCC5000 | Page : 28 - 30
Citation :- GENETIC VARIABILITY IN INDIAN MUSTARD.Agricultural Science Digest.2001.(21):28 - 30
Satish Chandra Pant and P. Singh
Address : Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding C.S. Azad University of Agric. and Tech., Kanpur-208002, India.


The analysis of variance revealed signfficant genotypic difference for all the nine characters studied. Seed yield/plant had highest co-efficlent of genotypic and phenotypic variability. The characters studied showed high heritability with highest value estimated for seed yield/plant. Estimate of genetic advance in per cent of mean was also observed highest for seed yield/plant. The estimates of genetic advance in per cent of mean were comparatively low for oil content and days to flower. The low values of GCV, h 2 also observed for the characters such as oil content and days to flower suggest that these characters cannot be improved effectively merely by selection.


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