Diversity of cucumber accessions in Oman

M. Al-Rawahi, Fahad Al-Said*, I. A. Khan, S. Al-Khanjary

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Twenty-four local accessions of cucumber were collected from the four regions of Oman, to evaluate genetic diversity based on morphological traits. The Shannon-Weaver diversity index analysis revealed the presence of genetic diversity based on morphological traits among the accessions both rationally and regions. The diversity index for agronomic, fruit and seed characters showed that Omani cucumber accessions had higher diversity (H) for all characters. Two main clusters were obtained. One group was further sub-divided into five sub-groups. The results showed significant genetic diversity in Omani cucumber accessions collected from different regions of Oman. This diverse indigenous cucumber gene pool may signify the potential for future cucumber crop improvement in Oman.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-510
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Agriculture and Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Cluster analysis
  • Cucumber
  • Genetic diversity
  • Variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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