GENETIC VARIABILITY FOR YIELD AND ITS COMPONENTS IN MUNGBEAN {VIGNA RADIATA (L.) WILCZEK}*

Article Id: ARCC3888
Citation :- GENETIC VARIABILITY FOR YIELD AND ITS COMPONENTS IN MUNGBEAN {VIGNA RADIATA (L.) WILCZEK}*.Legume Research-An International Journal.2003.(26)
Reddy V. Lakshmi Narayana, Reddisekhar M., Reddy K. Raja, Reddy K. Hariprasad
Address : Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati - 517 502, India

Abstract

Thirty six genotypes of mungbean were studied for genetic variability of seed yield and its contributing characters. High magnitude of variability was observed for the characters pods/plant, grain yield/plant while moderate variability was recorded for pods/cluster, clusters/plant, plant height and days to 50% flowering suggesting the possibility of their improvement by selection. High heritability coupled with high genetic advance as per cent of mean was observed for pods/plant, grain yield/plant, pods/cluster, clusters/plant, plant height and days to 50% flowering while high heritability and moderate genetic advance as per cent of mean was recorded for seeds/pod, 100-seed weight and days to maturity suggesting that these traits were controlled by additive gene action hence, selection may be effective.

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