Pravin Kumar Sharma D. P. Mishra Amit Pandey


The experiment comprising 30 okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) genotypes were grown and analysed for yield and its attributing traits at the Department of Vegetable science, Kumarganj, Faizabad during Zaid (2011) period. All the characters studied showed a wide range of variation. The variability for yield among the accessions
evaluated was also remarkable. The magnitude phenotypic coefficient of variation was higher than genotypic coefficient of variation for all traits. Both phenotypic coefficient of variation (PCV) and genotypic coefficient of variation (GCV) were high for plant height (11.10 and 10.60, respectively). Fruit weight exhibited low value of GCV (2.31) and PCV (4.74) and likely to show less response under selection. High heritability (91.3) with high genetic advance (26.74) was recorded for plant height, whereas, ridges per fruit had high heritability (97.0) with moderate genetic advance (18.45). This study aimed to evaluate okra genotypes for variability with a view to providing information on the development of high yielding genotypes to meet the growing food demand of the populace.


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Abelmoschus esculentus, Genetic advance, Heritability, Variability

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Sharma, P. K., Mishra, D. P., & Pandey, A. (2016). Genetic variability studies for yield and its contributing traits in okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench]. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 8(3), 1634–1637. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v8i3.1014
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