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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 2410-2422
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.281


DUS Characterization of Germplasm Accessions in Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.)
K. Amarnath1*, A.V.S. Durga Prasad1 and C.V. Chandra Mohan Reddy2
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Agricultural College, Mahanandi -518 502, A.P., India
2RARS, Nandyal - 518 501, A.P., India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In the present study, 50 germplasm accessions of foxtail millet [Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.] were evaluated based on DUS descriptors for six morphological (qualitative) traits viz., plant growth habit, plant pigmentation at auricle, inflorescence shape, inflorescence compactness, lobe compactness, seed colour and six quantitative characters viz., flag leaf: blade length (cm), flag leaf: blade width (cm), peduncle length (cm), peduncle exertion, panicle length (cm) and plant height at maturity (cm). All the germplasm accessions were characterized into different groups based on each character. The results revealed significant variation among the germplasm accessions for all the characters studied implying that morphological characterization of the foxtail millet germplasm accessions had enormous genetic diversity that will assign them key diagnostic features facilitating selection process, enabling the plant breeders in proper documentation to protect them from any possible infringement.


Keywords: DUS Descriptors, Foxtail millet, Qualitative traits, Quantitative traits, Morphological characterization
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Amarnath, K., A.V.S. Durga Prasad and Chandra Mohan Reddy, C.V. 2019. DUS Characterization of Germplasm Accessions in Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica (L.) Beauv.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 2410-2422. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.802.281