Genetic Parameters of Common Wheat in Nepal

Authors

  • Bal Krisna Joshi National Agriculture Genetic Resources Center, Khumaltar- Kathmandu
  • Dhruba Bahadur Thapa Agriculture Botany Division, Khumaltar- Kathmandu
  • Madan Raj Bhatta National Agriculture Genetic Resources Center, Khumaltar- Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnarc.v1i0.15718

Keywords:

Covariance components, genetic parameters, Triticum aestivum, variance components

Abstract

Knowledge on variation within traits and their genetics are prerequisites in crop improvement program. Thus, in present paper we aimed to estimate genetic and environmental indices of common wheat genotypes. For the purpose, eight quantitative traits were measured from 30 wheat genotypes, which were in randomized complete block design with 3 replicates. Components of variance and covariance were estimated along with heritability, genetic gain, realized heritability, coheritability and correlated response. Differences between phenotypic and genotypic variances in heading days, maturity days and plant height were not large. Grain yield and plant height showed the highest phenotypic (18.189%) and genotypic (12.06%) coefficient of variances, respectively. Phenotypic covariance was higher than genotypic and environmental covariance in most of the traits. The highest heritability and realized heritability were of heading days followed by maturity days. Genetic gain for plant height was the highest. Co-heritability of 1000-grain weight with tillers number was the highest. The highest correlated response was expressed by grain yield with tillers number. This study indicates the possibility of improving wheat genotypes through selection utilizing existing variation in these traits.

Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council Vol.1 2015 pp.9-13

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Published

2016-09-20

How to Cite

Joshi, B. K., Thapa, D. B., & Bhatta, M. R. (2016). Genetic Parameters of Common Wheat in Nepal. Journal of Nepal Agricultural Research Council, 1, 9–13. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnarc.v1i0.15718

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