Thirty one genotypes of taro (Colocasia esculenta L.) were studied for genetic divergence
for eight characters. The genotypes were grouped into eleven clusters. The genotypes IC-
87168(M), IC-87042(M) and IC-89548(A) were quite different and formed separate cluster
IX, X and XI, respectively. The genotypes in clusters XI, X and XIII exhibited highest yield
per plant and higher values for plant height, weight of mother cormels and number of
suckers per plant. These genotypes can be utilized in breeding programmes.
Keywords: Genetic diversity, taro, multivariate analysis.
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Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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