Study of Genetic Divergence in Barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea (Roxb.) Link) Germplasm

Rinkey Arya, Arun Bhatt, Vineet Kumar
2018 International Journal of Bio-resource and Stress Management  
The present investigation was carried out for genetic divergence of barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentacea (Roxb.) Link) germplasm during Kharifand PRB-9402, of barnyard millet including three checks viz., VL-172, VL-207 and PRJ-1. In genetic divergence, all thirty-five genotypes were grouped by using Mahalanobis D² stastistic into 6 clusters irrespective of geographical diversity, indicating no parallelism between geographic and genetic diversity. The cluster pairs exhibiting very high
more » ... cluster distances were cluster IV and VI, cluster IV and V, cluster II and IV, cluster III and VI, cluster I and IV and cluster III and IV. Considering cluster mean and genetic distance the crossing between genotypes of clusters IV with genotypes of cluster VI and those genotypes of cluster V would be fruitful for obtaining transgrassive segregants for developing high yielding and better quality barnyard millet varieties. Barnyard millet, genetic divergenc, germplasm, mahalanobis D 2 Abstract Article History
doi:10.23910/ijbsm/2018.9.2.3c0695 fatcat:7uiut7do75fxngs65zw7efnidi