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Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Genetic divergence analysis in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.)

KR Vijayalatha
The field experiment on evaluating muskmelon genotypes collected from different geographic locations of Tamil Nadu was conducted from 2012-13 at Rice Research Station, Tirur, Tamil Nadu. A total of 24 accessions were evaluated under randomized block design, replicated twice. Biometrical observations for 24 accessions were recorded for seven traits and were subjected to statistical analysis using D2 statistic and Euclidean distance. On clustering of the accessions by D square statistic, it was revealed that cluster I was found to be the largest containing 6 genotypes followed by cluster VIII with 3 genotypes. The cluster analysis using Euclidean distance clustered the genotypes into 11 clusters of which cluster II as largest with five genotypes followed by cluster III and VII with three genotypes. The fruit weight and yield are the parameters to be used as selection criteria to make single plant selection.
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How to cite this article:
KR Vijayalatha. Genetic divergence analysis in Muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.). Pharma Innovation 2022;11(2):446-450.

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