Electronic Journal of Plant Breeding (Jun 2016)

Variability studies in Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L. Moench)

  • Khajuria, R.K.,
  • Sharma, J.P.,
  • Samnotra, R.K.,
  • Kumar, S. and,
  • Ranjit, K.

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 7, no. 2
pp. 226 – 234


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Sixty genotypes of okra were evaluated in one location for two years at Chatha, Jammu during 2009-10 and 2010-11. The objective was to study the genetic variability between various economically important traits for the purpose of genetic improvement. The estimates of phenotypic coefficient of variation (PCV) were higher than genotypic coefficient of variation for all the characters indicating the less environment influences. The results showed variation in all genotypes and characters. Characters such as seed yield per plant and number of fruits per plant showed high genotypic coefficient of variation, heritability and genetic advance which indicates that selection of these characters