Genetic variability and heritability in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)
F2 populations of three crosses were evaluated in a replicated trial to estimate phenotypic and genotypic coefficients of variation, heritability and genetic advance for five traits in sesame (Sesamum indicum L.). Analysis of variance revealed highly significant differences between crosses and its segregants for all the traits studied. High GCV and PCV were recorded for all the traits. High heritability estimates and maximum genetic gain as per cent of mean was observed for all traits. This indicates that a scope to improve seed yield per plant by adopting suitable breeding programme.