SUMAN*, A. K. CHHABRA, RAMESH KUMAR, RAVIKA AND RAMAVATAR
Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
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(Received : December 27, 2016; Accepted : February 25, 2017)
Phenotypic diversity in pearl millet [Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R. Br.] was studied in a set of 12 hybrids and their parental lines using 13 quantitative characters. Analysis of variance revealed significant differences among the genotypes. Correlation coefficient analysis revealed that leaf sheath length, leaf blade length, leaf blade width, number of nodes, spike length, spike girth, number of productive tillers, plant height, seed weight, fresh fodder weight and dry fodder weight had positive and significant correlation with grain yield.
Key words :Phenotypic diversity, pearl millet hybrids, parental lines