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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(12): 1119-1127
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.135


Genetic Divergence Analysis in the Foxtail Millet (Seteria italica) Germplasm as Determined by Phenotypical Traits
R. Venkatesh*, N. Lakshmi Pallavi, B. Jalandar Ram and B. G. Suresh 
Dept. of Genetics and Plant Breeding, SHUATS, Prayagraj, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present investigation was conducted to examine the genetic diversity among 40 genotypes of Foxtail millet, during kharif- 2019 under Randomized Block Design replicated thrice. The data were recorded for thirteen quantitative characters to obtain estimates of variability, heritability, genetic advance and genetic divergence. Significant differences were observed among the genotypes for all the characters studied. High estimates of GCV and PCV were observed for economic yield followed by harvest index and number of basal tillers. High heritability was recorded for number of basal tillers followed by biological yield. High genetic advance was recorded for days to 50% floweri ng followed by number of days to maturity. Mahalanobis D2 analysis revealed considerable amount of diversity in the material. The 40 genotypes were grouped into nine heterogenous clusters. Cluster - I had maximum number of 20 genotypes. On the basis of mean performance of the genotypes, ISE 1419 followed by ISE 90, ISE96 were found high for economic yield under Allahabad agro- climatic conditions. The characters such as harvest index, number of days to maturity, days to 50% flowering, flag leaf length showed high heritability coupled with moderate genetic advance. which indicates that there is more chance of inheritance from progeny to their offspring, therefore these characters should be given top priority for effective selection. The present investigation revealed that cluster V and VIII were most diverse. Genotypes constituted in these clusters may be used as parents for future hybridization.


Keywords: Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.beauv), Genetic advance, Heritability, D2 analysis
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Venkatesh, R., N. Lakshmi Pallavi, B. Jalandar Ram and Suresh, B. G. 2020. Genetic Divergence Analysis in the Foxtail Millet (Seteria italica) Germplasm as Determined by Phenotypical Traits.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(12): 1119-1127. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.912.135