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GENETIC DIVERGENCE IN GOSSYFIUM ARBOREUM L

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Genetic diversity was studied using multivariate analysis among 69 F6 progenies
and a commerdal variety LD 327 of G. arboreum L. The grouping of material into
twelve clusters indicated the presence of wide range of genetc diversity among the
progenies. The study indicated no definite relationship between geographic and
genetic diversity and geographic diversity can not be used as in index of genetic
diversity. In general genetic diversity among the parents was reflected in their
progenies. The diverse clusters derived could be used in hybridization programme
to generate wide lange of transgressive legregants in populations to develop high
yielding coUon varieties with superior fibre traits.
 

Keywords: Gossypium arboreum, cotton, Genetic divergence.

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Year: 1997
Volume: 57
Issue: 4
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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