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Legume Research, volume 43 issue 4 (august 2020) : 488-494

Evaluation of genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance in blackgram  [Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper]

Shilpa Chauhan, Raj Kumar Mittal, Vinod Kumar Sood, Ranjana Patial
1Department of Crop Improvement, College of Agriculture, CSK Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishvavidyalaya, Palampur-176 062, Himachal Pradesh, India.
  • Submitted07-02-2018|

  • Accepted25-09-2018|

  • First Online 03-01-2019|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-4002

Cite article:- Chauhan Shilpa, Mittal Kumar Raj, Sood Kumar Vinod, Patial Ranjana (2018). Evaluation of genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance in blackgram [Vigna mungo (L.) Hepper]. Legume Research. 43(4): 488-494. doi: 10.18805/LR-4002.
An attempt was made to study blackgram germplasm with an objective to develop genetically diverse genotypes accompanied with high heritable components of yield contributing traits. The experimental material comprised of 21 blackgram genotypes, was examined during kharif 2015 and 2016. Experimental study conducted during kharif 2015, was mainly relied on selection of transgressive segregants, which were further analyzed in Compact Family Block Design during kharif 2016. The results depicted that families and progenies within families were significantly different for majority of the traits and found to be highly variable for biological yield, harvest index and seed yield. High heritability coupled with high genetic advance were recorded for plant height (74.15%, 33.12%), branches per plant (84.34%, 40.55%), biological yield (83.51%, 69.11%) and seed yield (84.50%, 66.11%). Thus, the present findings could be beneficial to develop superior genotypes through selection in blackgram breeding program.
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