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Evaluation of phenotypic and genotypic variation of local pumpkin germplasm for improved breeding purposes

Corresponding Author : Romel Ahmed (

Authors : Iba Khatun , Rahela Khatun , M. Shalim Uddin , M. Shamsul Haque Prodhan , Romel Ahmed

Keywords : Pumpkin, germplasm, phenotype, genotype, variation, improved breeding

Abstract :

Pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata), a popular vegetable in Bangladesh, has a wonderful source of minerals, fibers, vitamins, antioxidants, and nutrients. Attempts were taken in the present work to select the best parents of pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata) among the 20 local germplasms for improvement breeding. The collected germplasms were evaluated for phenotypic and genotypic variations based on flowering days, vine length, fruit length and weight, yield, and pericarp length that were found to differ significantly (p< 0>

Published on June 28th, 2021 in Volume 31, Issue 1, Agriculture and Mineral Science