Genetic divergence in mung bean

Sen, M and De, D K (2017) Genetic divergence in mung bean. Legume Research, 40 (1). pp. 16-21. ISSN 0250-5371

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The present study was undertaken to provide information on the nature and magnitude of genetic diversity among 30 mung bean genotypes for yield traits by using Mahalanobis’s D2 statistics. Thirty genotypes could be grouped in 6 clusters, cluster VI showed maximum intra-cluster distance while the highest inter-cluster distance was observed between cluster III and VI. Cluster II recorded highest means for seeds per pod, 100 seed weight, seed yield per plant and shelling %. The percent contribution towards genetic diversity was highest for shelling percentage (17.70) followed by seed yield per plant (16.55) and number of clusters per plant (14.71). From the divergence analysis, it may be concluded that the genotypes belonging to different clusters separated by high estimated statistical distance may be used in the hybridization programme for developing high yielding mung bean varieties. Five genotypes viz., PDM-11, TARM-2, TM-98-50, PDM 54 and Basanti could be identified as most useful in the future breeding programme.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clustering, Divergence, Mungbean, Yield, Grain Legumes
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Legume Crops
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 08:41
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 09:59
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Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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