Genetic variability studies for seed quality in eggplant genotypes
Sachin H, Lakshmana D, Devaraju, Shashikala S. Kolakar, Nagaraja NR, Satish KM, Mahammed Faizan
The current experiment was conducted at College of Horticulture, Mudigere under lab condition to assess the genetic variability for seed quality traits in nineteen eggplant genotypes. Analysis of variance indicated significant variation for all the characters at p ≥ 5 per cent and p ≥ 1 per cent. All the parameters viz., days taken for germination, germination (%), shoot length (cm), root length (cm), root to shoot ratio, seedling fresh weight (mg), seedling dry weight (mg), seedling vigour index-I and seedling vigour index-II had shown high phenotypic and genotypic coefficient of variation and high broad sense heritability tied with high genetic advance over mean. The results indicated that there is high genetic constitution of seed influence on particular trait exhibition with less environmental factor impact. Hence, selection at seed germination level would be effective for improvement and there is ample scope for isolation of promising eggplant genotypes from the present incurred plant material.
Sachin H, Lakshmana D, Devaraju, Shashikala S. Kolakar, Nagaraja NR, Satish KM, Mahammed Faizan. Genetic variability studies for seed quality in eggplant genotypes. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2020; 2(4): 277-280.