Phenotypic trait association studies in brinjal upon drought stress

Authors

  • Mahammed Faizan College of Horticulture, Mudigere, Author
  • Harish Babu BN Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Hiriyur Author
  • Lakshmana D College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India. Author
  • Ganapthi M College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India. Author
  • Rakshith M College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India. Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v17i2.1232

Keywords:

Brinjal, drought, fruit yield, moisture stress, phenotypic correlation

Abstract

Eggplant is popularly known as poor man’s vegetable. With respect to present situation of climatic challenges, fruit yield of eggplant is reduced due to drought or moisture stresses. In view of this condition, an experiment was aimed to study character association between yield and yield components in eggplant. The resultant outcome from correlation analysis computed among nine eggplant characters indicated that traits like plant height and total plant length at harvesting, fruit length and number of fruits per plant significantly correlated with fruit yield per plant. Whereas, traits like plant height and total plant length observed at harvesting stage, number of days for flower initiation, number of primary branches, fruit length and average fruit weight were significantly associated with fruit yield per plant under moisture stressed condition.

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Author Biographies

  • Harish Babu BN, Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Hiriyur

    Zonal Agricultural and Horticultural Research Station, Hiriyur, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

  • Lakshmana D, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

    Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

  • Ganapthi M, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

    Department of Crop Physiology, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

  • Rakshith M, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

    Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, College of Horticulture, Mudigere, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India.

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Published

31-12-2022

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How to Cite

Mahammed Faizan, BN, H. B., D, L., M, G., & M, R. (2022). Phenotypic trait association studies in brinjal upon drought stress. Journal of Horticultural Sciences, 17(2), 549-554. https://doi.org/10.24154/jhs.v17i2.1232

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