African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6578

Full Length Research Paper

Genetic variation for physicochemical characteristics in Lehsua (Cordia myxa L.)

      B. L. Nagar1, M. S. Fageria2 and Sunil Pareek3*
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kota, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Rajasthan, India. 2Agriculture Research Station, Jaipur, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Rajasthan, India. 3Department of Horticulture, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
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  •  Accepted: 23 May 2013
  •  Published: 17 October 2013

Abstract

The experiments were carried out to study the genetic variation in Lehsua (Cordia myxa L.) in Thar desert of Rajasthan, India. The variability parameters were studied for physicochemical characters in 15 provenance of Lehsua. The genetic variation was recorded for fruits per cluster, fruit diameter, pulp:seed ratio, fruit weight and total soluble solids (TSS). Most of the characters especially fruits per cluster, fruit weight, fruit diameter and TSS had high heritability and genetic advance as percentage of mean indicating that these to be more under genetic control. The large extent of variation observed in them can be exploited for genetic improvement of this species. 

 

Key words: Lehsua, provenances, heritability, genetic advance, phenotypic coefficient of variation, genotypic coefficient of variation.