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GENETIC VARIABILITY AMONG 51 FAMILIES FOR OGI YIELD IN MAIZE (ZEA MAYS L.)

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Variability among Sl families, derived from an unimproved landrace (BC 63) of maize (Zea
mays L.) was evaluated for ogi (a fermented cereal porridge made from maize) yield and
kernel weight. Significant interfamily variations wereobserved for both traits. Broadsense
heritability estimates were substantially high as 55.4 and 52.00/. for ogi yield and kernel
weight, respectively. Genetic gains at30% selection pressure forogi yield and kernel weight
were estimated to be 6.1 and 7.2%, respectively.
 

Keywords: Ogi, kernel weight, maize, heritability, genetic advance, S1 family.

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Year: 1994
Volume: 54
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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