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Multivariate analysis of divergence among 40 genotypes of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) for 13 quantitative characters revealed con.siderable genetic diversity in the material and led to their grouping

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Multivariate analysis of divergence among 40 genotypes of sesame (Sesamum indicum L.)
for 13 quantitative characters revealed con.siderable genetic diversity in the material and
led to their grouping into 14 clusters. No relationship between geographic origin and
genetic diversity was observed. Seed oil content contributed maximum, accounting for
44.90/. of the total divergence. For varietal improvement programme in rabi season, strains
like Uma of cluster VIII, TY 66 of cluster XIV, and TY 35 of cluster XIII were important on
the basis of their genetic distances and higher cluster means.
 

Keywords: Genetic divergence, sesame

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Year: 1997
Volume: 57
Issue: 3
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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