African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6709

Full Length Research Paper

Estimates of genetic components for yield and yield related traits of Tannia (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott) genotypes at Jimma, Southwest Ethiopia

Solomon Fantaw*
  • Solomon Fantaw*
  • Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Gondar, P. O. Box, 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar
Amsalu Nebiyu
  • Amsalu Nebiyu
  • College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Jimma University, P. O. Box, 307, Jimma, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar
Tewodros Mulualem
  • Tewodros Mulualem
  • Jimma Agricultural Research Center, P. O. Box, 192, Jimma, Ethiopia.
  • Google Scholar


  •  Received: 11 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 17 December 2014
  •  Published: 01 January 2015

References

Acquaah G (2012). Principles of plant genetics and breeding. Second (edi.), by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. UK. P. 8.
 
Allard RW (1960). Principles of plant breeding. John Willey and Sons Inc., New York, London. P. 485.
 
Amsalu N, Tesfaye A (2006). Exploration and collection of root and tuber crops in south western Ethiopia: its implication for conservation and research. In: Asfaw et al. (eds.), proceedings of the eleventh conference of the crop science society of Ethiopia, 26-28 April 2004, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. pp. 84-88.
 
Amsalu N, Weyessa G, Assefa T, Wubishet A, Asefa k, Edossa E (2008). Other root and tuber crops. In: Gebremedhin et al. (eds.), Root and tuber crops, the untapped resources, by Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research, EIAR, Addis Abeba, Ethiopian. pp. 301-326.
 
Bisne R, Sarawgi AK, Verulkar S (2009). Study of heritability, genetic advance and variability for yield contributing characters in rice. Bangl. J. Agric. Res. 34(2):175-179.
 
Blay ET, Offei SK, Danquah EY (2004). Genetic diversity in cocoyam as revealed by Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers. In Proceedings of a final Research Coordination Meeting organized by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and held in Pretoria, South Africa, 19-23 May 2003: pp. 131-142.
 
Burton GW, Devane EH (1953). Estimation of heritability in tall Festuca (Festuca arundinacea) from replicated clonal material. Agron. J. 45(10):478-481.
CrossRef
 
Ceballos H (2009). Root and Tuber Crops for Feed and Industry. 15th Triennial Symposium of the Intl. Society for Tropical Root Crops. Lima, Peru. pp. 1-11.
 
Cheema DS, Singh H, Dhatt AS, Sidhu AS, Garg (2006). Studies on genetic variability and correlation for yield and quality traits in Arvi [Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott]. In I International Conference on Indigenous Vegetables and Legumes. Prospectus for Fighting Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition 752:255-260.
 
Choudhary VK, Kumar PS, George J, Kanwat M, Saravanan R (2013). Genetic Variability and Character Association in Taro (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott.) Under Mid-Hills of Arunachal Pradesh. J. Root Crops 37(2):155.
 
CSA (2012b). The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Central, Statistical Agency, Agricultural sample survey report on land utilization (private peasant holdings, meher season). volume IV Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, pp. 92-169.
 
CSA (2012a). The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Central, Statistical Agency, Agricultural sample survey on crop and livestock product utilization. Volume VII Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, pp. 11-97.
 
Deshmukh SN, Basu MS, Reddy PS (1986). Genetic variability, character association and path coefficients of quantitative traits in Virginia bunch varieties of groundnut. Indian J. Agric. Sci. 56:816-812
 
FAOSTAT (2012) Available at: http://faostat.fao.org/site/567/DesktopDefault.aspx?PageID=567#ancor[Accessed May 22, 2014].
 
IBPGR (1989). Descriptors for Xanthosoma. International Board for Plant Genetic Resources, Rome, Italy.
 
Johnson HW, Robinson HF, Comstock R E (1955). Estimates of genetic and environmental variability in soybeans. Agron. J. 47(7):314-318. CrossRef
 
Lebot V (2009). Aroids. In Tropical Root and Tuber Crops: Cassava, Sweet Potato, Yams and Aroids; Crop Production Science in Horticulture Series No 17. CAB International, UK. pp. 279–355.
 
Mbouobda HD, Boudjeko T, Djocgoue PF, Tsafack TJJ, Omokolo DN (2007). Morphological characterization and agronomic evaluation of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium L. Schott) germplasm in Cameroon. J. Biol. Sci. 7(1):27–33. CrossRef
 
Mwenye O, Labschagne MT, Herselman L, Benesi IRM, Chipungu FP (2010). Ethno-botanical and morphological characterisation of cocoyams (Colocasia esculenta L. Schott and Xanthosoma sagittifolum L. Schott) germplasm in Malawi. In Second RUFORUM Biennial Regional Conference on" Building capacity for food security in Africa", Entebbe, Uganda, 20-24 September 2010. RUFORUM. pp. 193-199.
 
Ndabikunze BK, Talwana HAL, Mongi RJ, Issa-Zacharia A, Serem AK, Palapala V, Nandi JOM (2011). Proximate and mineral composition of cocoyam (Colocasia esculenta L. and Xanthosoma sagittifolium L.) grown along the Lake Victoria Basin in Tanzania and Uganda. Afr. J. Food Sci. 5(4):248-254.
 
Onokpise OU, Tambong JT, Nyochembeng L, Wutoh JG (1992). Acclimatization and flower induction of tissue culture derived cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium Schott) plants. Agronomie, 12(2):193-199.
CrossRef
 
Onokpise OU, Wutoh JG, Ndzana X, Tambong JT, Meboka MM, Sama AE Nyochembeng L, Agueguia A, Nzietchueng S, Wilson JG, Burns M (1999). Evaluation of macabo cocoyam germplasm in Cameroon. In: Janick J. (ed.) Perspectives on news crops and news uses. Ashs Press, Alexandra VA USA. pp. 394-396.
 
Opoku-Agyeman MO, Bennett-Lartey SO, Markwei C (2004). Agro-morpho-logical and sensory characterization of cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L)(Schott) germplasm in Ghana. Ghana J. Agric. Sci. 37(1):23-31.
 
Paul KK, Bari M.A (2012). Estimates of genetic components for yield and related traits in Cocoyam. Agriculturists Scientific J. Krishi. Found. 10(2):127-132.
 
Paul KK, Bari MA (2007). Protocol establishment for micro propagation and vitro callus regeneration of Maulavi Kachu (Xanthosoma sagittifolium L. Schott) from cormel axillari bud meristem. J. Plant Sci. 2(4):398-406.
CrossRef
 
Perez PJ (2010). Cocoyam. In Quality declared planting material protocols and standards for vegetatively propagated crops, FAO Plant Production and Protection Rome, Italy. 195:41-48.
CrossRef
 
Ramesh V, John KS, Ravindran CS, Edison S (2007). Agro-techniques and plant nutrition of tannia (Xanthosoma sp.): an overview. J. Root Crops, 33(1):1-11.
 
Reyes G, Rönnberg-Wästljung AC, Nyman M (2006). Comparison of field performance between Dasheen mosaic virus-free and virus-infected in vitro plants of cocoyam (Xanthosoma spp.) in Nicaragua. Exp. Agric. 42(03):301-310. CrossRef
 
ReyesCastro G, Nyman M, Rönnberg-Wästljung AC (2005). Agronomic performance of three cocoyam (Xanthosoma violaceum Schott) genotypes grown in Nicaragua. Euphytica 142(3):265-272.
CrossRef
 
Saborio F, Uma-a G, Solano W, Amador P, Mu-oz G, Valerin A, Torres S, Valverde R (2004). Induction of genetic variation in Xanthosoma spp. In Proceedings of a final Research Coordination Meeting organized by the Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture and held in Pretoria, South Africa, 19–23 May 2003. pp. 143-154.
 
SAS (2008). Statistical analysis system software. Version 9.2 SAS Institute Inc., cary, NC. USA.
 
Sedeek SE, Hammoud SA, Ammar MH, Metwally TF (2009). Genetic variability, heritability, genetic advance and cluster analysis for some physiological traits and grain yield and its components in Rice (Oryza sativa L.). J. Agric. Res. Kafer El-Sheikh Univ. 35(3):858-878.
 
Singh BD (2001). Plant Breeding. Hindu University, Varanasi, Kalayani Publisher, Ludhiana, New Delhi. P. 81.
 
Singh V, Singh PK, Kumar K, Shahi BP, Dwivedi SV (2003). Genetic variability, heritability and genetic advance for yield and its attributing triats in arvi (Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum). Indian J. Hort. 60(4):376-380.
 
Tewodros M (2013). Morpho−Agronomical characterization of Taro (Colocasia esculenta) Accessions in Ethiopia. J. Plant 1:1–9.
CrossRef
 
Tewodros M (2008). Morphological characterization and preliminary evaluation of Aerial yam (Dioscorea bulbifera) collected from south and south-western Ethiopia. MSc thesis, Awassa University, Ethiopia.
 
Verma PS, Agarawal VK (1982). Genetics. S.Chand and Co.Ltd., Ram Nagar, New Dehlhi, P. 555.
 
Yadav RK, Rai N, Yadav DS, Sanwal SK (2007). Correlation, path-coefficient and genetic diversity pattern in Colocasia (Colocasia fsculfnta) genotypes. Veget. Sci. 34(2):153-156.