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Legume Research, volume 40 issue 5 (october 2017) : 842-845

Genetic divergence and stability (AMMI) study in chickpea (Cicer aeritinum L.) under north western Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir, India

Sanjeev Kumar, Praveen Singh, Magdeshwar Sharma
1<p>Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Poonch, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu, Jammu-180 009, Jammu and Kashmir, India.</p>
Cite article:- Kumar Sanjeev, Singh Praveen, Sharma Magdeshwar (2016). Genetic divergence and stability (AMMI) study in chickpea (Cicer aeritinum L.)under north western Himalayas of Jammu and Kashmir, India. Legume Research. 40(5): 842-845. doi: 10.18805/lr.v0iOF.8410.
Genetic diversity of seventeen chickpea genotypes was studied through Mahalanobis D2, Tocher’s Method. The genotypes under study fall into five clusters. The cluster- IInd contained the highest number of genotypes (08) and Cluster IV and V contained the lowest (01). Cluster- II produced the highest mean value for days to maturity. The inter-cluster distances were much higher than the intra-cluster distances. Cluster-V exhibited the highest intra-cluster distance while the lowest distance was observed in cluster-IV and V. The highest inter-cluster distance was observed between cluster-III and V while the lowest was between cluster-I and IV. Considering all the characters, it is suggested that the genotypes 81-0-800, C-306, 96907, C-235 and SCS-3 could be used as parents for future breeding programmes to develop high yielding varieties of chickpea. As per AMMI model, two genotypes i.e. C-81 and 96911 were identified as having wider adaptability along with
higher seed yield per plant. 
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