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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 1836-1848
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.221


Evaluation of Morphological and Molecular Diversity among the Genotypes of Eleusine africana, Cultivated and Weedy Types of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana L. Gaertn.)
Chitra Joshi*, Sunil Subramanya and R.L. Ravikumar
Department of Plant Biotechnology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore-560 065, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was carried out to understand the extent of morphological and molecular variability between cultivated finger millet genotypes of Indian and African origin and weedy E. coracana and E. africana genotypes. A total of 28 genotypes representing cultivated varieties (E. coracana) from India and Africa, wild species (E. africana) and weedy types of E. coracana were grown in field and scored for 23 morphological traits. The African cultivated types were distinct from Indian types for many morphological traits. The E. africana and weedy E. indica genotypes formed a separate cluster based on qualitative traits as well as molecular markers. The clustering and multivariate analysis conducted with morphological as well as molecular data, could divide the cultivated genotypes separately from wild and weedy types. The weedy type EC516243 S1 having relatively bolder seeds and superior productivity related traits were identified as suitable breeding materials for hybridisation with cultivated types.


Keywords: Finger millet, E. africana, SSR markers, Multivariate analysis, Genetic diversity
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Chitra Joshi, Sunil Subramanya and Ravikumar, R.L. 2018. Evaluation of Morphological and Molecular Diversity among the Genotypes of Eleusine africana, Cultivated and Weedy Types of Finger Millet (Eleusine coracana L. Gaertn.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 1836-1848. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.221