Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Quantitative evaluation of lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus.) germplasm under low-input acidic upland soil conditions of North-East India

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The present investigation was carried out to assess
genetic diversity in 88 lentil genotypes and to identify
desirable genotypes under low-input acidic upland soil
conditions. Shoot weight, number of pods/plant number
of primary branches showed highest association with
yield. All the lentil genotypes were grouped into eight
distinct clusters. The maximum contribution towards
divergence was due to seed thickness followed by plant
height and root biomass. Principal components analysis
performed on quantitative traits revealed that the first three
most informative components accounted for 78.83%
variance among the genotypes studied. Genotypes IPL-
325, LRIC560812 and PL-04, were found suitable for lowinput acidic upland conditions.

Keywords: Lentil, soil acidity, diversity, evaluation


Year: 2014
Volume: 74
Issue: Supplementry Issue
Article DOI: 10.5958/0975-6906.2014.00911.0
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906


Avinash Pandey info_circle
Mayank Rai info_circle

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