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Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Ocimum spp. using Agro-morphological Traits and RAPD Marker

DOI: 10.18805/BKAP348    | Article Id: BKAP348 | Page : 231-236
Citation :- Evaluation of Genetic Diversity in Ocimum spp. using Agro-morphological Traits and RAPD Marker .Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika.2021.(36):231-236
Sachin Kumar, Ajay Kumar, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Manoj Kumar Sharma sachinsuryan@gmail.com
Address : Department of Bioinformatics, Janta Vedic College, Baraut, Baghpat-250 611, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Submitted Date : 5-08-2021
Accepted Date : 22-09-2021

Abstract

In the present study, morphological and genetic diversity is revealed among the four species of Ocimum. Among the morphological characters plant height, the number of leaves, leaf area, leaf width, leaf length, stem circumference and mitotic index studied and contributed a greater proportion of variations. RAPD markers revealed a high degree of polymorphism (88.89%) among the species of Ocimum. Dendrogram study revealed that the species O. gratissimum and O. basilicum are very closely related whereas O. kilimandscharicum and O. sanctum are distantly related in the phylogenetic history. 

Keywords

Genetic diversity Morphological diversity Ocimum RAPD

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