Arju Miah1*, Nihar Ranjan Saha2, AKM Shahadat Hossain1, Md Younus Ali3 and Amit Kumar Basunia4
1Genetic Resources and Seed Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Manik Mia Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2Department of Biotechnology, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh
3Fibre Quality Improvement Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Manik Mia Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh
4Department of Horticulture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh
*Corresponding Author: Arju Miah, Genetic Resources and Seed Division, Bangladesh Jute Research Institute, Manik Mia Avenue, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Received: June 21, 2020; Published: June 30, 2020
Forty accessions with three check varieties of tossa jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) were characterized on the basis of morpho-agronomic traits in genetic variability at Jute Agriculture Experiment Station, Manikganj during kharif season in 2016. The accessions were characterized for twenty-two morpho-agronomic attributes as per Corchorus descriptor in order to select superior genotypes for the genetic improvement of jute. Considerable ranges of variability were observed in stem colour, petiole colour, stipule colour, plant technical height, base diameter, dry fibre weight and dry stick weight. Considering the major yield contributing characters accession no. 1039, 1115, 1124, 1234 and1245 performed better in most of the cases than the control varieties O-9897 O-3820 and BJRI Tossa Pat-4 (O-72).
Keywords: Corchorus; Variability; Genotype
Citation: Arju Miah., et al. “Genetic Variability Assessment of Tossa Jute (Corchorus olitorius L.) Genotypes Using Morpho-Agronomic Traits". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.7 (2020): 132-138.
Copyright: © 2020 Arju Miah., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.