Fifty three clones of Saccharum offidnarum which flower at Coimbatore and/or Cannanore
were evaluated to study the pattern of genetic divergence. Data on six characters each of
stalk yield and juice quality were recorded and subjected to multivariate DZ analysis
separately. The clones were grouped in eleven clusters on the basis of stalk yield and its
traits, and in seven clusters on the basis of juice quality traits. Hybridisation among the
clones from diverse clusters may help in isolating progenies with higher stalk yield and
improved juice quality.
Keywords: Genetic divergence, multivariate analysis, stalk yield, juice quality and Saccharum officinarum.
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906
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