Article Id: ARCC3738 | Page : 166 - 171
Citation :- GENETIC DIVERSITY OF HORSEGRAM GERMPLASMS.Legume Research.2005.(28):166 - 171
T. Dasgupta, K. Mukherjee, B. Roychoudhury and D. Nath
Address : Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Science, Calcutta University, 35, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata - 700 019, India


Horsegram germplasms were collected from different parts of Eastern India. The genetic divergence among 50 accessions was estimated following Mahalanobis‘ D2 technique and canonical analysis. The genotypes formed 10 different Clusters. Close correspondence in cluster composition was found between D2 and canonical analysis. No relationship was found between genetic divergence and geographic origin in the formation of clusters. Wide variability among the germplasms were found. flowering duration, seed yield per plant 100 seed weight, soluble protein percentage and days to flowering were the major contributors to divergence. Suggestion has been made for selection of parents in hybridization programme.


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