TAILIEUCHUNG - Genetic basis of yield and quality variations in vegetable Amaranth (A. tricolor) to identify the promising genotypes

The present investigation was carried out to study the magnitude of genetic variability, correlation and path coefficient among 20 traits in ten amaranthus accessions belonging to Amaranthus tricolor. Comparison of genotypic co-efficient of variation (GCV) and phenotypic co-efficient variation (PCV) for different traits indicated that the values of PCV were higher as compared to GCV due to the influence of environment. High GCV and PCV were observed for leaf length, leaf breadth, stem weight, seed yield per plant and anthocyanin content. High estimates of heritability coupled with high genetic advance were recorded for plant height, number of leaves per plant, leaf length, leaf breadth, leaf weight, stem weight, green yield per plant, seed yield per plant, anthocyanin and nitrate content where heritability ranged from to and genetic advance from to , thereby these characters need to be given more importance in selection as these are expected to be controlled by additive genes. | Genetic basis of yield and quality variations in vegetable Amaranth A. tricolor to identify the promising genotypes