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Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, ISSN: 2457-0591, ISSN: 2231-0606 (Past),Vol.: 28, Issue.: 5


Genetic Variability and Heritability Studies in West African Okra (Abelmoschus caillei (A. Chev. Stevels)


O. F. Adewusi1* and S. O. Adeweso2

1Department of Crop, Soil and Pest Management, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

2Christ Apostolic Church Grammar, Olorunsogo, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.

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(1) Dr. Igor Gradislavovich Loskutov, Professor, Department of Genetic Resources of Oat, Barley and Rye, Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, Russia and Department of Agrochemistry, Biology Faculty, Sankt-Petersburg State University, Russia.

(2) Dr. Mintesinot Jiru, Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, Coppin State University, Baltimore, USA.


(1) Preeya P.  Wangsomnuk, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

(2) Arup Chattopadhyay, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, India.

(3) J. K. Ahiakpa, Graduate School of Nuclear and Allied Sciences, University of Ghana, Ghana.

(4) Sadegh Mohajer, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

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Genotypic and phenotypic variances, genotypic coefficient of variation and phenotypic coefficient of variation, heritability and genetic advance were estimated for twelve agronomic characters in ten West African okra, Abelmoschus caillei. The genotypic coefficient of variation ranged from 0.47 days to 50/% flowering to 41.43 for number of fruits per branch. Heritability estimate ranged from 32.00 days to 50% flowering to 98.14 for seed yield. Genotypic Coefficient of Variation (GCV) and Phenotypic Coefficient of Variation (PCV) were estimated for edible pod length, dry fruit weight, number of seeds per pod, number of fruit per plant, number of pod per branch and seed yield per plant indicating a good genetic variability in these characters in West African okra. Thus direct selection for these traits would be highly effective in West African okra. The relatively high magnitude of heritability along with high genetic advance recorded for edible pod length, number of branches per plant, dry fruit weight, number of seeds per pod, number of fruits per branch, number of fruit per plant and seed yield per plant were indicative of likely effectiveness of selection for these characters.

Keywords :

West African Okra; heritability; genetic variability and genetic advance.

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DOI : 10.9734/JEAI/2018/19497

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