Genetic evaluation of Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn accessions for yield and related traits
Six accessions of Decalepis hamiltonii Wight & Arn., a threatened species known for its medicinal properties, were evaluated for variability, heritability and genetic advance in respect to yield and its contributing traits. Genotypic coefficient of variation and phenotypic coefficient of variation were highest for pedicel length followed by fruit length and petiole length. High heritability and high genetic advance over mean were observed for petiole length (93.13%), fruit length (87.43%), fruit yield (80.63%) and leaf length (72.44%) thus indicating that these characters had additive gene effect and hence, they can be used for selection of superior genotypes.
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