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Journal : HortFlora Research Spectrum
Volume : Volume 7, Issue 4: December 2018
Page (s) : 280-285
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Article Type : Full Length Original Article
Online : 29-Dec-2018
Morphological and Pomological Characterization of Lasoda to Assess the Superior Genotypes in South Eastern Rajasthan
Prerak Bhatnagar*
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An extensive survey was conducted to identify suitable genotypes during 2012-2016 in Jhalawar and SawaiMadhopur districts in South Eastern Rajasthan. The basis of survey was to identify Lasoda genotypes on the basis of fruit weight, weight of bunch, number of fruit branches/bunch, and number of fruits/bunch and especially pulp: stone ratio. A total of nineteen genotypes were collected on the basis of important morphological fruit quality attributes. Survey work was accomplished during May month in forest area of Jhalawar and SawaiMadhopur district. An extensive variability in terms of morphological fruit quality attributes was recorded amongst nineteen genotypes. Fruit weight ranged from minimum 2.65 g in Asnawer, Jhalawar genotype to maximum 15.18 g in Kankar, Jhalawar genotype; weight of bunch ranged from minimum 41.50 g in Naulaon, Jhalawar genotype to maximum 175.60g in Sarolakala, Khanpur genotype; number of fruit branches/branch varied from minimum 3.25 in Golana, Jhalawar genotype to maximum 15.00 in Haripura, Jhalawar genotype; number of fruits/bunch varied from minimum 5.00 in KotlaGutti, Jhalawar genotype to maximum 18.00 in Govardhanpura, Asnawer, Jhalawar and Sarolakala, Khanpur genotype however pulp: stone ratio ranged between 2.24 in Govardhanpura, Jhalawar to 9.64 in Kotlagutti, Jhalawar genotype. Fruit weight also exhibited positive correlation with number of fruit branches/branch (r = 0.162*), however it bore negative and non-significant correlation with number of fruits/bunch (r = -0.219) as well as with pulp: stone ratio having correlation value of (r = 0.072). The dendrogram analysis revealed 92% dominance of fruit weight attribute and 4.5% dominance of bunch weight character.Dendrogram revealed significant phenotypic diversity and linkage among lasoda genotypes on the basis of phenotypic attributes. Significant differences were observed in the majority of attributes amongst lasoda genotypes. In addition, the studied genotypes may be recognized as representative gene pools of natural population. Fruit weight was positively correlated with pulp:stone ratio. In conclusion, ten genotypes (T4, T1, T2, T6, T3, T5, T7, T14 and T10) showed high values in terms of fruit quality traits especially in terms of pulp:stone ratio and may be useful for developing cultivars with high yield potential.

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Bhatnagar P. (2018). Morphological and pomological characterization of Lasoda to assess the superior genotypes in South-Eastern Rajasthan. HortFlora Res. Spectrum, 7(4) : 280-285
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