Relationship of seed mass to oil and protein contents in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

Dwivedi, S.L. and Jambunathan, R. and Nigam, S.N. and Raghunath, K. and Shankar, K.R. and Nagabhushanam, G.V.S. (1990) Relationship of seed mass to oil and protein contents in peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.). Peanut Science, 17 (2). pp. 48-52.

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Information on genetic variation and character associations was derived from data on seed weight and oil and protein contents in 64 genotypes grown in 2 rainy and 2 postrainy seasons during 1986-88. Graded seed samples of 33 genotypes were further studied for possible within-genotype variation among grades for oil and protein contents. No significant association of seed weight with percentage oil or protein contents was observed among the 64 genotypes. However, oil and protein contents were significantly negatively associated. Oil content variation within a genotype showed a significant linear increase as seed weight increased in the graded samples, but no such relationship was observed for protein content. Genotypes with desirable traits for confectionery and/or oil types were identified

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: ICRISAT, Patancheru, PO 502 324, Andhra Pradesh, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Seed Technology
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2011 17:40
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2011 17:40

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