Vol. 7, Issue 1 (2018)
Genetic diversity analysis for quantitative traits in indigenous germplasm of lentil in Madhya Pradesh
Author(s): S Pandey and A Bhatore
Abstract: Genetic divergence was assessed among 139 germplasm lines of lentil collected from different districts and tribal areas of Madhya Pradesh using Mahalanobis’s D2 analysis. The 139 lentil genotypes were grouped into 5 clusters. Cluster I was found to be the largest comprising 124 genotypes, followed by cluster III having 12 genotypes. Cluster II, IV and V had single genotype each. The pattern of distribution of genotypes from different eco- geographical regions into various clusters was at random indicating that geographical diversity and genetic diversity were not related. The characters viz. number of seeds per plant, days to maturity and total number of pods per plant contributed maximum towards genetic divergence among the genotypes and supposed to play important role in the improvement of lentil. On the basis of cluster mean, intra and inter cluster distance and per se, cluster III, IV and V may be used for their desirable characters in breeding programme of lentil. Entries like, JLC 54, JLC 117, JLC 132, JLC 123, JLC 113 and JLC 35 were selected which could be intercrossed to obtain high heterotic effect and also to recover desirable transgressive segregants.
How to cite this article:
S Pandey and A Bhatore. Genetic diversity analysis for quantitative traits in indigenous germplasm of lentil in Madhya Pradesh. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2018; 7(1): 279-283.