Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding


Multivariate analysis of ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) germplasm of North Eastern India

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Eighty two ginger (Zigiber officinale Roc.) accessions
collected from North-Eastern region of India were subjected
to study genetic diversity considering 12 quantitative and
7 qualitative characters using multivariate analysis.
Considerable variation was recorded among ginger
accessions for all the morphological traits studied. Yield
showed significant but not of high degree correlation with
eight characters studied. Most of the qualitative characters
were found to be non-significantly correlated among
themselves and with quantitative characters. Principal
component analysis based on different characteristics
grouped the germplasm into eight clusters. Seven cultivars
found to yield consistently well under organic conditions.
Considerable variation was observed among the clones
related to internal colour of rhizome and pungency.

Keywords: Genetic diversity, ginger, germplasm, multivariate analysis


Year: 2016
Volume: 76
Issue: 2
Article DOI: 10.5958/0975-6906.2016.00021.3
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906


C. Kapoor info_circle
H. Rahman info_circle
R. Karuppaiyan info_circle
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