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Legume Research, volume 42 issue 5 (october 2019) : 715-718

Genetic divergence analysis in chickpea germplasm

Renuka Shivwanshi, Anita Babbar
1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur-482 004, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  • Submitted25-07-2017|

  • Accepted12-12-2017|

  • First Online 20-06-2018|

  • doi 10.18805/LR-3921

Cite article:- Shivwanshi Renuka, Babbar Anita (2018). Genetic divergence analysis in chickpea germplasm. Legume Research. 42(5): 715-718. doi: 10.18805/LR-3921.
A total of 434 germplasm lines of chickpea were assessed for 13 quantitative traits during rabi 2015-16 at JNKVV, Jabalpur. Genotypes were grouped into fourteen clusters. Clusters II and cluster XIV and cluster XII and cluster XIV, had maximum inter cluster distance. The characters viz.,effective pods per plant followed by biological yield per plant, plant height and 100-seed weight were main contribution to total divergence. Cluster XIV and cluster XIII had highest mean values for maximum number of characters. Based on the result IC 83812, EC 198729, EC 490027, IC 53245, IC 83827and IC 83889 are recommended for hybridization, as these genotypes showed good per se performance for seed yield and belong to the highly diverse clusters.  
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