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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 634-639

Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Different Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) Genotypes
S.C. Nahak1, A. Nandi2, G.S. Sahu1, P. Tripathy1, S. Das2, A. Mohanty2 and S.R. Pradhan1
1Department of Vegetable Science, College of Agriculture, OUAT, Bhubaneswar-751003, India
2AICRP Vegetable Crops, OUAT, Bhubaneswar-751003, India
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Eleven genotypes of chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) were investigated to understand the extent of genetic diversity through 16 growth and yield attributing characters. Genetic diversity in chilli genotypes based on sixteen characters was estimated using Mahalanobis’s D2 statistics. The genotypes were grouped into four different clusters by non-hierarchical clustering. The cluster I had the maximum number (7) of genotypes while cluster III and IV each contained only one genotype. Cluster II and III had highest inter cluster distance (249.759) followed by cluster III and IV (239.433). It was also observed that the contribution of fruit yield per plant to genetic divergence of genotypes in chilli was the maximum followed by leaf curl/plot and fruit weight. So, selection of parents differing in these quantitative traits may be proved useful for heterosis breeding programme in chilli.

Keywords: Chilli, Genetic divergence, Cluster analysis, D2 statistics

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Nahak, S.C., A. Nandi, G.S. Sahu, P. Tripathy, S. Das, A. Mohanty and Pradhan, S.R. 2018. Assessment of Genetic Diversity in Different Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) Genotypes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 634-639. doi:
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