Estimation of genetic variability for seed yield and its components in chickpea (Cicer arientinum L.) genotypes

DOI: 10.18805/LR-352    | Article Id: LR-352 | Page : 1133-1135
Citation :- Estimation of genetic variability for seed yield and its components in chickpea(Cicer arientinum L.) genotypes.Legume Research-An International Journal.2017.(40):1133-1135
Aybegün Ton and Adem Emin Anlarsal aybeguntoncu@gmail.com
Address : Cukurova University Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Balcali-01330, Adana/Turkey
Submitted Date : 4-03-2017
Accepted Date : 12-08-2017

Abstract

The present experiment was conducted to determine  magnitude of genetic  variability with fifteen kabuli chickpea genotypes in the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 growing season under Mediterranean climate conditions. In this present study seed yield per plant and yield component were investigated. The experiment was orginazed with three replications in randomized complate blocks design.  Data were recorded on plant height, number of branches per plant, height of first podding node, full and total pods number per plant, seeds number per plant, 100-seed weight and seed yield per plant. Analysis of variance for seed yield per plant and its component showed significant differences among all genotypes. Broad-sense heritability ranged from 12.27% (total pod number per plant) to 93.88% (100-seed weight). Moderate and high estimates of broad sense heritability were observed for branches  number per plant, harvest index and 100-seed weight. It can be concluded that  the seed yield of chickpea can be improved by selecting these characters in breeding  chickpea materials.

Keywords

Chickpea Genetic variability Seed yield Heritability

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