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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(6): 510-514

Genetic Divergence among Pigeonpea Genotypes Using Mahalonobis D2 Statistics
S.M. Indhu1, C. Vanniyarajan2*, K. Monisha1, P. Magudeeswari1, K.R. Ramya3 and R. Gowthami4
1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, TNAU, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, AC & RI, Madurai, TNAU, India
3College of Agriculture, Central Agricultural University, Imphal, India
4ICAR-NBPGR, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding author

The present study was conducted to evaluate the genetic divergence among twenty five pigeonpea germplasm using Mahalonobis D2 statistics for seven different traits during kharif 2015. Analysis of variance depicted the significant differences among the traits which indicated the presence of variability in the germplasm. D2 clustering grouped the genotypes into ten clusters. Based on the intercluster distance (1844.86) cluster VIII and X were the most diversified clusters and genotypes from these clusters can be used in the hybridization programme for further improvement. The selection and choice of genotypes as parents mainly depends upon contribution of characters towards divergence. The maximum contribution to genetic divergence was contributed by days to fifty percent flowering and single plant yield followed by number of seeds per pod, plant height and hundred seed weight. Hence selection for these traits would be rewarding in selection of genotypes for hybridization programme.

Keywords: Mahalanobis D2 statistic, Pigeonpea, Cluster analysis, Cluter mean, % contribution

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Indhu, S.M., C. Vanniyarajan, K. Monisha, P. Magudeeswari, K.R. Ramya and Gowthami, R. 2018. Genetic Divergence among Pigeonpea Genotypes Using Mahalonobis D2 Statistics.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 510-514. doi:
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