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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2017)
D2 analysis in forage Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]

Author(s): HI Damor, HP Parmar and DJ Parmar

Abstract: A field experiment comprised of 60 genotypes of forage sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] was laid out-in Randomized Block Design replicated thrice, at the experimental farm of Main Forage Research Station, Anand Agricultural University, Anand during kharif-2016-17 to investigate D2 analysis in forage sorghum. Mahalanobis D2 statistics revealed considerable genetic diversity among the 60 genotypes of forage sorghum. The composition of cluster was done on the basis of relative magnitude of D2 values following Tocher’s method (Rao, 1952) [6]. The genotypes grouped into 5 clusters. Cluster I contains forty genotypes followed by sixteen in cluster II, while cluster III and V were contain solitary genotype and cluster IV had only two genotypes. D2 analysis will be helpful in designing breeding programmes to obtain high yielding genotypes in sorghum for forage yield.

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How to cite this article:
HI Damor, HP Parmar, DJ Parmar. D2 analysis in forage Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench]. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(4):337-341.
International Journal of Chemical Studies