Soujanya BattulaATGC Biotech private limited, India
Title: Assessment of genetic divergence by using multivariate analysis for physico chemical characters of mango table and juicy cultivars grown in Telangana region
Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is well known for its diversity in Indian subcontinent and 1000 well known varieties are present all over the India among them 40 to 50 are having commercial importance. The present experiment was carried out at College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar during the year 2018-19 and 2019-20 to assess the genetic diversity in fifty mango cultivars using multivariate analysis over 25 physico-chemical characters. In the present investigation, the first seven principal components with eigen values more than one contributed 78.50 % of cumulative variance among fifty genotypes. Fifty genotypes were grouped into eight clusters among them cluster I was the largest comprising of twenty-six genotypes. Average inter cluster distance ranged from 218.93 between cluster V and VII to 1475.21 between cluster IV to VIII. Intra cluster distance ranged from 0.00 in cluster V, VI, VII and VIII to 280.69 in cluster III. The present results are most divergent for fruit weight, total phenols content, total flavonoid content, DA reading, fibre content, beta carotene, antioxidant activity, fruit length, fruit thickness. Selection of genotypes from clusters that are far genetically and had the maximum association of physico chemical characters to obtain superior segregants in advanced generation to improve the quality of breeding in future.
Soujanya Battula has completed Ph.D Horticulture in Fruit Science department in Sri Konda Laxman Telangana State Horticultural University, College of Horticulture, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500030. After Completion of Ph. D programme joined as a Digital marketing manager in a private company ATGC Biotech Pvt. Ltd. (01-04-2022 to till now) Hyderabad. Worked as a Research Associate in university research institutions after completion of MSc programme. I got selected for the National Fellowship for Other Backward Class (NFOBC) in the year 2018-19 during my Ph. D programme for my research work. I have published 9 research papers and 1 review paper till now these are cited by over 15 times and H index is only 2. Also published 8 in number popular articles which are preferred by local people and gave 2 TV programmes on related crops in farmer related informative channels.