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Interdisciplinary International Science Journal

Volume 41 (2023)
Issue 3B
Page No. 1728



Surbhi Pachori, Anita Babbar,

Sunny Thakur,
Deepak Katkani



Environment and Ecology 41 (3B) : 1728—1735, July—September 2023
Article DOI:
ISSN 0970-0420

Implications of Qualitative Traits  Diversity
for Future Chickpea Improvement
and Conservation

Surbhi Pachori, Anita Babbar, Sunny Thakur,
Deepak Katkani

Received 20 January 2023, Accepted 4 June 2023, Published on 21 August 2023



Morphological characterization and diversity estimation are essential in plant breeding. In this endeavor, the researcher performed a visual assessment of 18 phenotypic DUS listed traits of 32 Kabuli chickpea genotypes in rabi 2021-2022.  Nine traits were monomorphic, four traits were dimorphic, while five traits were polymorphic. Shannon’s diversity indices were estimated using Microsoft excel. The index ranged from 0.00 to 1.06, with a mean value of 0.36. Seed size (g) obtained the highest value of the 32 genotpyes, few were unique as they could be distinguished based on a single trait, while the majority were very closely related. Cluster analysis revealed that the 32 genotypes were grouped into two major clusters—similar genotypes concerning different traits clustered in the same clusters and vice versa.

Keywords   Chickpea, DUS, Morphological characterization, Diversity, Qualitative traits.

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