Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Genetic variability for morphological and biochemical characters in safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.)

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Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) is cultivated primarily
for its oil, which is regarded as ‘healthy’. A set of 58 varieties
and breeding lines of safflower were analysed for genetic
diversity for 23 desirable characters. A great deal of genetic
variability was found for the characters like days to bolt
and flower, plant height, oil content, test weight of seeds.
But for the characters like flower colour, fatty acid profile,
the variability was narrow.

Keywords: Safflower, fatty acid, oilseeds, protein, correlation


Year: 2014
Volume: 74
Issue: 3
Article DOI: 10.5958/0975-6906.2014.00853.0
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906


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