Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences (JEAS). Jabeen et al., 2020. Volume 22(1): 64-70
Open Access – Research Article
Genotypic Variation in Micronutrient Composition of
Potato (Solanum tuberosum)
Beena Saeed 1,*, Ali Nawab 1, Sumayya Rani 2
1 Department of Agriculture (Agronomy), University, Sawabi, Sawabi, Pakistan
2 Department of Agriculture (Food Science and Technology), University, Sawabi, Sawabi, Pakistan
Abstract: To study micronutrient composition of different cultivars of potato, an experiment was conducted during 2015 at National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad, Pakistan. A set of five micronutrients [Copper (Cu), iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Boron (B), zinc (Zn)] in thirteen cultivars of potatoes collected from greenhouse of horticultural laboratory was used. Statistical analysis of the data revealed that maximum Cu concentration i.e. 8 mg kg-1 was estimated in cultivar 2 (Kennabee) whilst 4 mg kg-1 was the minimum Cu concentration in cultivars 1 (Caeser),11 (Cardinal),12 (SH-5),13 (Kuroda). The maximum Fe concentration 522 mg kg-1 was found in cultivar 9 (Ultimas) while minimum Fe concentration i.e. 296 mg kg-1 was observed in cultivar 6 (Agria). Similarly maximum Mn concentration 38mg kg-1 was estimated in cultivar 1 (Caeser) and the minimum Mn concentration i.e. 2 mg kg-1 in cultivar 2 (Kennabee). Likewise maximum Zn concentration 24 mg kg-1 was found in cultivar 11(Cardinal), while the minimum Zn concentration i.e. 6 mg kg-1 in cultivar 2(Kennabee). The maximum B concentration 3.68 mg kg-1 was estimated in cultivar 12 (SH-5) and the minimum B concentration i.e. 1.8 mg kg-1 was estimated in cultivars 7 (Sante) and 9 (Ultimas). Overall, all these results clearly showed significant differences of nutrient composition, i.e., Zn, Fe, Mn, Cu, and B among all the studied cultivars of potatoes.
Keywords: Cultivars of potato; chemical composition of potato; micronutrients.
*Corresponding author: Beena Saeed: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cite this article as: Saeed, B., A. Nawab and S. Rani. 2020. Genotypic variation in micronutrient composition of Potato (Solanum tuberosum). Journal of Environmental and Agricultural Sciences. 22(1):64-70.
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