Genetic divergence study of 64 genotypes of soybean for 11 traits led to their grouping into
11 clusters. Grouping of genotypes in different clusters was not related to their geographic
origin, and genotypes from different geographic locations were grouped into one cluster
while genotypes of the same geographic origin showed genetic diversity. The.diversity
among the genotypes, measured by intercluster distances, was adequate for improvement
by hybridization and selection. Based on mean performance, genetic distance and
clustering pattern, hybridization involving genotypes SDP (L), KB 83, KB 85, IC 16990 and
AMSS 52 are likely to give desirable segregates. Based on the differences in cluster means,
10o-grain weight, followed by plant height and pods/plant, were the major factors of
differentiation among genotypes.
Keywords: Soybean, genetic divergence.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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