Genetic evaluation of Celastrus paniculatus Willd. accessions for yield and related traits

  • Rajasekharan PE Principal Scientist Division of Plant Genetic Resources IIHR Banglaore 560089
  • G Raviraja Shetty Assistant Professor COH,Mudigere
  • Poojitha K.G Department of Medicinal and Plantation crops COH Mudigere
  • Souravi K Division of Plant Genetic Resources IIHR Banglaore 560089
Keywords: Celastrus paniculatus, Selection, crop improvement, yield.

Abstract

Abstract

Six accessions of Celastrus paniculatus Willd., a threatened  species known for its medicinal properties, were evaluated in terms of variability, heritability and genetic advance for yield and other contributing traits. Genotypic coefficient of variation and phenotypic coefficient of variation were highest for plant height followed by leaf area and seed yield per plant. High heritability and high genetic advance over mean were observed for seed yield per plant (97.90%), leaf width (96.30%), leaf area (95.30%), fruit diameter (89.60%), leaf length (89.60%), plant height (87.80%) and seed length (86.20%) thus indicating that these characters had additive gene effect and hence, they can be used for effective selection.

Author Biographies

Rajasekharan PE, Principal Scientist Division of Plant Genetic Resources IIHR Banglaore 560089

Principal Sciensit 

Division of Plant Genetic Resources

G Raviraja Shetty, Assistant Professor COH,Mudigere

Head of the Department

Medicinal and Plantation crops

COH Mueigere 

Souravi K, Division of Plant Genetic Resources IIHR Banglaore 560089

Division of Plant Genetic Resources

IIHR

Banglaore 560089

Published
19-02-2016
Section
Research Note