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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(12): 175-183
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.023


Characterization and Identification of DUS Traits in Reference Set of Foxtail Millet Germplasm (Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.)
Harshiya Banu1, Jayarame Gowda2 and M. V. Channabyre Gowda3
1AICRP on Sesame and Niger, MARS, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
2AICRP on Soybean, University of Agricultural Sciences, Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra, Bangalore, Karnataka-560065, India
3Zonal Agricultural Research Station, University of Agricultural Sciences, Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra, Bangalore, Karnataka-560065, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

There is wide genetic diversity available in foxtail millet and characterizing these resources is a prerequisite for genetic improvement. Establishment of the distinctness and to understand the qualitative differentiation among 223 genotypes of reference set of foxtail millet comprising of core set, trait specific genotypes and released varieties in the country were characterized using augmented design during Kharif 2012 at experimental plots of Project Coordinating Unit (small millets), GKVK, Bangalore were characterized for four types with 16 qualitative traits which were identified as Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) test. Study of DUS traits indicated that, majority of the genotypes harboured higher level of ample polymorphism towards erect growth habit, medium sheath pubescence, essentially glaborous blade pubescence, non-pigmented auricle, drooping leaf attitude, non-pigmented inflorescence, pigmented anther, medium bristles on inflorescence, medium inflorescence compactness, long inflorescence lobes, medium lobe compactness, cylindrical inflorescence shape, non-pigmented plants at maturity, presence of apical sterility, white grain colour and oval grain shape score were most predominantly observed in the studied set. These identified DUS traits will be useful for breeders, researchers and farmers to identify and choose the restoration and conservation of beneficial genes and characterization of new varieties of foxtail millet for release and registration.


Keywords: Reference set, Germplasm, Qualitative characters, Characterization, DUS test
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Harshiya Banu, Jayarame Gowda and Channabyre Gowda, M.V. 2018. Characterization and Identification of DUS Traits in Reference Set of Foxtail Millet Germplasm (Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(12): 175-183. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.712.023