Genetic divergence among accesions of coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.)

N. Dyulgerov, B. Dyulgerova
Abstract. The objective of this study was to verify the existence of genetic variability among accessions of Coriander sativum L. based on 7 characters, identifying those which contribute least for distinction of those accessions. The study was conducted in the Institute of Agriculture – Karnobat, during the period 2008 – 2010. The genetic diversity in 81 coriander accessions was estimated using two multivariate analyses. A vastly genetic variability for the studied traits between accessions was found. Traits such as fruit weight per umbel, 1000-fruits weight and fruit weight per plant have major contributions to the induced genetic diversity. Promising genotypes for future utilization in hybridization for developing genotype with high yield were identified.