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GENETIC DIVERGENCE IN OPIUM POPPY (PAPAVER SOMNIFERUM L.)

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Eighteen advanced selections and varieties were grouped into five clusters using D2
statistic. Clusters comprised 9, 4, 2, 2 and 1 genotypes. Latex yield, capsule husk yield, seed
yield, capsule volume, capsule number and capsule breadth were the major contributors to
D2 values. On the basis of wide diversity and highest contributing characters, the crosses
IC 88 X IC 85, IC 88 X IC 30, IC 88 X IC 42, IC 128 X IC 85, IC 128 X Ie 30 and IC 128 X IC 42
are identified for high level of manifestation of heterosis and production of desired
recombinants.
 

Keywords: Genetic divergence, D2 statistic, opium poppy.

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Year: 1997
Volume: 57
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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