Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Growth performance and variability studies in different half sib families of Melia dubia under greenhouse condition
Dhananjay Yadav, Gyanaranjan Sahoo and Afaq Majid Wani
The performance of twenty phenotypically superior trees in the natural distribution zones of Uttar Pradesh were studied for genetic divergence. Based on the relative magnitude of D2
values, twenty superior trees progenies were grouped into eight clusters on the basis of morphological and biomass traits. Cluster V
exhibited the highest number of five superior tree progenies. Cluster V exhibited maximum intra cluster distance (4.79) indicating that progenies in this cluster were more diverse than the other clusters. The maximum inter cluster D2
value was obtained between cluster VI and VII (9.21). The clustering pattern in this study revealed that superior tree progenies from different geographic region were grouped together in a cluster and vice-versa suggesting that geographical diversity did not necessarily represent the genetic diversity. The contribution of different traits towards diversity revealed that seedling height contributed the maximum towards divergence. The study also showed that the phenotypic coefficient of variation (PCV) was higher than the corresponding genotypic coefficient of variation (GCV) for all the morphological and biomass traits which revealed that the traits were sensitive to environmental fluctuations. The traits with low genetic gain and high heritability indicate that the expression is possibly controlled by intra and inter allelic interactions. The hybridization between the more diverse genotypes of Melia dubia
can produce genotypes with high heterotic vigor.
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Dhananjay Yadav, Gyanaranjan Sahoo and Afaq Majid Wani. Growth performance and variability studies in different half sib families of Melia dubia under greenhouse condition. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(2):1008-1011.