African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of genetic distances in spring wheat by cluster analysis in Mazandaran province (North of Iran)

Khavarinejad M. S.
  • Khavarinejad M. S.
  • Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center of Mazandaran, Iran.
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  •  Received: 31 August 2014
  •  Accepted: 10 October 2014
  •  Published: 27 November 2014


Forty-eight genotypes were planted in BIEKOL station field in 2009-2010. This study was carried out in augmented design with three check cultivars in three blocks (a total of 57 genotypes). In order to know uniformity, variance analysis of check genotypes showed that replications were not significant indicating no need for genotypes correction. Mean, standard deviation and coefficient variation for traits were different. The most and the least % CV were related to yield and duration of heading. In cluster analysis, yield components had important roles in cluster distinction. These traits became significant in variance analysis of clusters. In this case, cluster 6 with 8 and cluster 1 with 21 members had the most means in traits.


Key words: Wheat, coefficient of variation, mean, standard deviation, cluster.