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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:7, July, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 1923-1931

Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench]
O.D. Kelemoge1*, P. Ashok1, G. Kranthi Rekha1 and K. Sasikala2
1Department of Horticulture,
2Department of Agronomy, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari - 534 101, A.P., India
*Corresponding author

The present investigation was carried out at Horticulture Research Station, Dr. Y. S. R Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem, West Godavari district during kharif season, 2018.Based on D2 values, the twenty-nine hybrids of okra grouped into six clusters. Among the sixclusters, cluster III comprised the maximum number of hybrids (6) followed by cluster II (5), cluster V (5), cluster VI (5), cluster I (4) and cluster IV (4). The maximum inter cluster distance was observed between clusters I and VI (D2=65.06) followed by clusters II and VI (D2=62.51). Highest percent contribution towards divergence came from average fruit weight (17.49 %) followed by fruit yield per plant (13.30 %), fruit and shoot borer infestation on plants (12.07%), plant height (11.33%) and number of seeds per fruit (10.34%). The data on inter cluster distances suggested that selection of one or two elite genotypes from divergent (I & VI) and (II & VI) clusters based on the above characters and crossing them would result in more heterotic and novel hybrids in okra.

Keywords: Okra, Genetic diversity, Mahalanobis D2 statistics, Cluster

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Kelemoge, O.D., P. Ashok, G. Kranthi Rekha and Sasikala, K. 2019. Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Okra [Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench].Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 1923-1931. doi:
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