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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (915) Last page : (919)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5505

Genetic Divergence in Wild Brinjal (Solanum gilo) Genotypes of North Eastern Region

Lalhming Sanga1*, A. K.  Pandey1, S.D. Warade1, B. N. Hazarika2 and Siddhartha Singh3
1Department of Vegetable Science, 2Department of Fruit Science,
3Department of Basic Sciences and Humanities,
College of Horticulture and Forestry, CAU, Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, Pin-791102, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: sangamalden@gmail.com
Received: 22.08.2017  |  Revised: 29.09.2017   |  Accepted: 5.10.2017  


Fifteen genotypes of wild brinjal (Solanum gilo) were evaluated for genetic diversity using Mahalanobis D2 statistics foe various morpho physiological traits during 2015-2016. The data on 19 physiological traits were recorded and on the basis of Mahalanobis’ D2 statistics, all the 15 genotypes of the present study were grouped into four clusters. Maximum number of genotypes (6) were included in clister III followed by cluster I (5) and remaining clusters with two genotype each. Considering the inter cluster distances, it was highest between cluster II and III (12829.31) whereas it was lowest between cluster I and II (3933.95). Among the 19 characters studied, protein content, total carbohydrate, steroid content, total phenol, fruit yield per plant and number of fruits per plant contributed maximum towards the total divergence and were found to be responsible for primary differentiation.

Key words: Solanum gilo, Genetic divergence, Hierarchical cluster analysis.

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Cite this article: Sanga, L., Pandey, A.K., Warade, S.D., Hazarika, B.N. and Singh, S., Genetic Divergence in Wild Brinjal (Solanum gilo) Genotypes of North Eastern Region, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 915-919 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5505