Chickpea mini core germplasm collection as rich sources of diversity for crop improvement

Meena, H.P. and Kumar, J. and Upadhyaya, H.D. and Bharadwaj, C. and Chauhan, S.K. and Verma, A.K. and Rizvi, A.H. (2010) Chickpea mini core germplasm collection as rich sources of diversity for crop improvement. Journal of SAT Agricultural Research, 8. 5pp.

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A mini core collection consists of a limited set of accessions derived from an existing collection, chosen to represent the genetic spectrum in the collection, and provides the user a set of genetically and ecologically distinct accessions. The evaluation of germplasm accessions at New Delhi, India revealed considerable variation among accessions for all the traits studied. On the basis of data on mean performance for yield and other traits, six diverse and superior genotypes, namely, ICC 14778, ICC 6279, ICC 4567, ICC 4533, ICC 1397 and ICC 12328 were found promising for more than one trait and were selected for use in chickpea improvement. Correlation coefficient suggested that selection of plants with high or more plant height, total number of branches per plant, number of pods per plant, biological yield and harvest index would be effective in identifying genotypes with high seed yield potential in chickpea.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Division of Genetics, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi 110 012, India
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Crop Improvement > Seed Technology
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 22:00
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2010 19:59
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