Seed nitrogen and fatty acids reflecting yield variation in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea)

Arunachalam, V. and Kesava Rao, P.S. and Mehta, S.L. (1993) Seed nitrogen and fatty acids reflecting yield variation in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea). Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 63 (5). pp. 289-291.

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Genotypic variation considerably influences the nutritive quality of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.), including nitrogen in seed, protein content and fatty acids (Ahmed and Young 1982, Adsule et al. 1989). Therefore such quality traits can also reflect genetic variation in pod yield. Rapid and efficient screening techniques of biochemical traits, particularly fatty acid profiles and N content, can permit preliminary selection for productivity potential. This note reports such an attempt with 9 advanced lines and examines the association between pod yield and various biochemical traits.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The help rendered by Mr.Ranjit Singh and Mr.B Singh, Division of Biochemistry, in the analysis of N and fatty acid composition is gratefully acknowledged.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seed nitrogen, fatty acids, yield variation
Author Affiliation: Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2013 09:26
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2013 09:26
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