Multivariate Analysis of Genetic Divergence In Maize (Zea Mays)

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1977
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Utkhede, R. S.
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The importance of genetic diversity in inbreeding and out-breeding crops has been stressed by several workers (Matzinger et al., 1962; Griffing and Lindstrom, 1954). While the importance of genetic diversity has been appreciated by breeders, the basic difficulty has been one of recognizing, and estimating such diversity. Mahalnobis D. analysis was found to be a powerful tool for studying the genetic diversity among populations (Blackith, 1957; Nair and Mukherji, 1960; Cassie, 1963; Jeswani et al., 1970; Sachan and Sharma, 1971; Utkhede et aI., 1975). Further, such a study has allowed, the choice of genetically diveI1gent parents to obtain desirable
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 42 (4), p. 414-419
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