Journal of the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science
Online ISSN : 1880-358X
Print ISSN : 0013-7626
ISSN-L : 0013-7626
Estimates of Genetic and Environmental Variability of β Carotene and Ascorbic Acid in Processing Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) in Southern Nigeria
M. S. C. ABANIJ. O. UZO
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1985 Volume 53 Issue 4 Pages 438-443

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Seven cultivars were planted at different locations and dates to obtain estimates of genotypic and environmental variability. The characters tested were found to be significantly affected by both location and planting date. The β carotene and ascorbic acid were found to be heritable to an appreciable degree, and are suspected to be under multigenic control. β carotene was significantly and negatively correlated with colour while the ascorbic acid contents were significantly and positively correlated with the reducing sugars of the seven cultivars.

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