Indian Society of Genetics & Plant Breeding

Genetic divergence in lemongrass [Cymbopogon flexuosus Steud (Wats)]

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Genetic divergence analysis among forty three clones of
lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus [Steud {Wats}] was
carried out through study of tiller number, plant height,
leaf length, leaf width, leaf sheeth, leaf sheeth, leaf blade,
leaf yield, oil content and oil yield in research farm of
field station Pant Nagar of Central Institute of Medicinal
and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow. All the clones were grouped
in nine clusters. AH-10-19 did not cluster with any clone
and formed a separate cluster. Intracluster distance was
highest for cluster I which included largest number of
clones. Cluster IX has shown largest intercluster distance
with cluster VII followed by cluster VI, cluster II, cluster
IV and III. With an aim to get maximum chance of
transgressive segregants, developing of polycross among
AH-10-19 and one clone from each cluster, V, VII, VI and
I was suggested.

Keywords: Lemongrass, Cymbopogon flexuosus, genetic divergence, citral


Year: 2001
Volume: 61
Issue: 3
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906



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