Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Genetic divergence and interrelationship analysis in grain amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) germplasm

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One hundred accessions (50 from India and 50 from exotic
sources) of grain amaranth
(Amaranthus hypochondriacus)
germplasm were grown in complete randomised block
design. Data were recorded on six quantitative and two
qualitative characters. Wide range of means was observed
for all the characters. All the genotypes irrespective of
their place of collection were grouped into 10 different
clusters. Clusters I, VII, VIII, IX and X had high genetic
distance with all other clusters. Correlation and path
analysis revealed the significance of inflorescence; length,
no. of leaves and plant height for selecting better yielding

Keywords: Grain amaranth, protein, oil, genetic divergence, correlation, path analysis


Year: 2005
Volume: 65
Issue: 2
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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