Genetic Divergence analysis in Germplasm Lines of Pearl Millet

Jyoti Kaushik
2019 International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences  
during Kharif, 2018. Data were recorded for yield and yield related traits and then pooled analysis was done. Genetic divergence analysis was done using the method given by Mahalanobis, 1936 with sixty germplasm lines. Seven major clusters were formed in which cluster 1 and cluster 2 were largest with 20 and 19 germplasm lines. A maximum difference among the germplasm lines within the same cluster was shown by cluster 7 (5.98).Cluster 1 and cluster 7 showed maximum inter-cluster distance of
more » ... , followed by that between cluster 1 and cluster 4 (7.94).The crosses between the genotypes belonging to distantly located clusters are likely to produce good transgressive segregants.
doi:10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.121 fatcat:kwaf3i7x3nb6pbamt7gyvlgszq