RAVISH PANCHTA*, SURENDER KUMAR PAHUJA, SATYAWAN ARYA, DEVVART YADAV AND SONU LANGAYA
Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding,
CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : email@example.com)
(Received : 11 November 2022; Accepted : 18 December 2022)
The DUS (Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability) testing is the basis of granting protection of newly developed varieties under PPV & FR Act, 2001 which makes the morphological
characterization essential. Keeping this in view present study was conducted using 25 genotypes which were characterized for ten morphological traits under eight environments. The characters were found stable over different environments. Majority of the genotypes were found branched with dark green and pubescent leaves with serrated leaf margins. Pink flower colour, short tipped and pubescent pods, short clusters and square shaped seed were found in most of the genotypes. The seed colour displayed great variability comprising five distinct classes with most of the genotypes with light grey coloured seed. These morphological markers can be utilized for the purpose of registration, maintenance, protection and diversity study of the genotypes in cluster bean.
Key words: Morphological characterization, cluster bean, morphological markers