Genetic Diversity of Global Finger Millet Composite Collection Based on Qualitative Traits and Biological Races

Bharathi, A and Veerabathiran, P and Gowda, C L L and Upadhyaya, H D (2013) Genetic Diversity of Global Finger Millet Composite Collection Based on Qualitative Traits and Biological Races. Madras Agricultural Journal, 100 (4-6). pp. 277-279. ISSN 0024-9602

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Abstract

The global composite collection of finger millet (1000 accessions) was evaluated to study the variability for six qualitative traits under field condition in three environments. Wider variation for all the qualitative traits was observed and racial wise wild races africana and spontanea had more diversity for all qualitative traits. However the cultivated races showed difference in inflorescence shape. Most of the cultivated race accessions were predominated by the erect plant habit, green pigmented, top curved, low glume prominence and light brown seed colour. Genetic diversity in these traits can be used by broadening gene pool through national and international sources, wide hybridization, mutation or other genetic modification.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Genetic diversity, Finger millet, Composite collection, Qualitative traits
Subjects: Mandate crops > Millets
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr B K Murthy
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2015 08:07
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 08:07
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/9051
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