PHENOTYPIC VARIABILITY IN GRASS PEA (LATHYRUS SATIVuS L.) GERMPLASM OF VIDARBHA REGION OF MAHARASHTRA, India

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2014.00676.6    | Article Id: LR-3047 | Page : 556-558
Citation :- PHENOTYPIC VARIABILITY IN GRASS PEA (LATHYRUS SATIVuS L.) GERMPLASM OF VIDARBHA REGION OF MAHARASHTRA, India .Legume Research-An International Journal.2014.(37):556-558
Nilamani Dikshit,* M. Abdul Nizar and N. Sivaraj1 dikshitn@gmail.com
Address : National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources, Regional Station, Akola-444 104, India

Abstract

Sixty five accessions of grass pea germplasm of eastern Vidarbha region of Maharashtra revealed wide variability in morphological characteristics. Shannon diversity index varied from 0.2711 to 1.1433 among the accessions. Moderate CV was observed for plant height (19.58%), 100 seed weight (14.82%), number of primary branches (14.07 %) and number of seeds per pod (13.94 %). Pearson correlation coefficient indicated that the pod length demonstrated positive and significant correlation with seeds per pod and days to maturity was highly and significantly correlated with test seed weight (P

Keywords

Chickling pea Diversity Germplasm Grass pea Lathyrus sativus

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