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Genetic Diversity of Some Faba Bean Landraces

Arif S. A. Al-Hammadi1, Ameen A.S Al-Hakemi2, Abdulrahman S. Al-Doubae1 and Anhar A. Yani1

1 Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Sana'a, Sana'a, Yemen
Presenting Author: Dr. Arif Al-Hammadi

2 Center for Plant Genetic Resources, University of Sana'a, Sana'a, Yemen


Genetic diversity among 22 faba bean (Vicia faba L) landraces collected from Yemen was studied by using morphological, physiological and agronomic traits. The experiment was designed in RCB design with three replications. It was found that diversity in quantitative traits were mostly highly significant based on descriptive statistics and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Principal components analysis grouped the landraces in to several groups. Several promising parental combinations for genetic improvement are proposed for drought avoidance. Further studies on the genetic diversity based on molecular markers are recommended.

Keywords: faba bean, Vicia faba, genetic diversity, landraces, principal component analysis