Genetic and Environmental Variability in Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Germplasm Collected from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh

Elangovan, M. and Kiran, B.P. and Chandra, R D and et al, . (2012) Genetic and Environmental Variability in Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] Germplasm Collected from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources, 26 (1). pp. 19-24.

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Abstract

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) germplasm collections consisting of 80 accessions from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were evaluated during kharif 2008 and 2009 (June-October) season for 22 agro-morphological traits using minimal descriptors developed by NBPGR. Analysis of variance showed significant differences among genotypes for 22 traits. Large variation among genotypes was found for the traits viz., days to flowering (49–85 days), leaf length (47–95 cm), leaf width (4.2–8.7 cm), number of leaves per plant (7–15), plant height (165–349 cm), panicle length (8.2–29.4 cm), panicle width (3.5–8.9 cm), 100-seed weight (1.7–3.4 g), days to maturity (101–121 days), stem fresh weight/10 plants) (575-3,225 g) and stem dry weight/10 plants (288–2188 g). Selections can be practiced for traits such as days to flowering, leaf length, leaf orientation, days to maturity and plant height as governed by additive gene action.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Directorate of Sorghum Research, Hyderabad-500 030, Andhra Pradesh
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Mr. SanatKumar Behera
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2013 09:25
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2013 09:25
Official URL: http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijo...
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/9544

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