Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Genetic variability studies and interrelationships among nutritional quality characters, phytate phosphorus and grain yield in the seeds of pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Sr.]

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The data on chemical constitution of pearl millet
[Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] grain and grain yield
were recorded for sixty three hybrids and their sixteen
parents during post rainy season of 2004. Significant
differences were observed for all the characters studied.
More or less equal magnitude of both genotypic and
phenotypic coefficient of variation was observed for all
the characters. Heritability in broad sense and genetic
advance were found to be high to moderate for recorded
characters. Highly significant negative correlation was
observed between grain yield and protein. Phytate
phosphorus is positively associated with phosphorus and
negatively associated with iron and zinc. This study
suggested that simultaneous improvement of both grain
quality characters and grain yield is difficult

Keywords: Pearl millet, variability, correlation, grain quality characters, anti nutritional compound


Year: 2007
Volume: 67
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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