Journal of
Horticulture and Forestry

  • Abbreviation: J. Hortic. For.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9782
  • DOI: 10.5897/JHF
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 302

Full Length Research Paper

Estimation of genetic variability in Phyllanthus emblica L. - Towards a contribution in sustainable rural development

Bhupendra Singh
  • Bhupendra Singh
  • Department of Forestry, Post Box-59, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, 246 174, Uttarakhand, India.
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A. K. Uniyal
  • A. K. Uniyal
  • Department of Forestry, Post Box-59, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, 246 174, Uttarakhand, India.
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J. S. M. Rawat
  • J. S. M. Rawat
  • Department of Horticulture, Post Box-59, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, 246 174, Uttarakhand, India.
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D. K. Rana
  • D. K. Rana
  • Department of Horticulture, Post Box-59, H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal, 246 174, Uttarakhand, India.
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  •  Accepted: 01 March 2012
  •  Published: 22 March 2012

Abstract

The fruits of aonla (Phyllanthus embilica L.) were collected from four natural sites and were subjected to various morpho-chemical components for estimation. The observed variation was partitioned into heritable and non-heritable components in order to identify the characters for which selection will be most effective. This study revealed that morpho-chemical characters of P. embilica exhibited considerable genetic variability in fruit morphology, especially those based on fruit weight, which has high genotypic variation, higher heritability and greater potential for genetic gain.Vitamin C had moderate genetic variance, moderate heritability but greater genetic gain. Selection can therefore be effective based on these two characters and their phenotypic expression should be an indication of their high genotypic potential.

 

Key words: Phyllanthus emblica, fruit length, fruit weight, moisture percent, genetic variation, heritability.