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Selection of superior genotype of sweet-potato in Indonesia based on stability and adaptability

Yohanis Amos Mustamu1, Koko Tjintokohadi2, Wolfgang J. Grüneberg3, Agung Karuniawan1, and Dedi Ruswandi1*

Sweet-potato (Ipomoea batatas [L.] Lam.) is the 3rd most important root and tuber plant in the world, after potatoes and cassava. The knowledge of the structure of Genotype × Environment interaction (GEI) could assist in the development of cultivars of sweet-potato. The objective of this research was to select superior sweet-potato genotypes in Indonesia based on Finlay-Wilkinson regression, additive main effect and multiplicative interaction (AMMI) analysis, AMMI stability value (ASV), and Genotype plus Genotype × Environment (GGE) biplot methods. Genetic materials evaluated in this research were 10 Indonesian superior genotypes developed by the Plant Breeding and Seed Technology Lab., Faculty of Agriculture, University of Padjadjaran, Bandung. The research was arranged in randomized block design, with 16 genotypes as treatments. Data analysis of the yield characters was performed by using combined variance analysis: Finlay-Wilkinson regression, ASV, AMMI, and GGE Biplot. The GEI significantly influenced the tested genotypes at three sites. However, they did not show any significant differences in the GEI. Ayamurasaki, Beniazuma, Awachy2, 15(112), Awachy4, Awachy5, 80(109), 54(160), 35(180) were specific adaptation genotypes of marginal land based on Finlay-Wilkinson analysis; whereas, Rancing, AC Putih, Ayamurasaki, Naruto Kinotoki, Awachy1, Awachy2, 15(112), Awachy4, 57(97), 80(109), 54(160), 68(120) and 35(180) performed as stable genotypes based on ASV. Ayamurasaki, Naruto Kinotoki, Awachy1, Awachy2, 57(97), 80(109) and 68(120) were stable genotypes based on AMMI analysis. However, based on GGE Biplot analysis Ayamurasaki, Awachy1, 80 (109) and 68 (120) were stable genotypes. ASV analysis provided effective stable genotype selections of 87.50% greater than other stability methods. Ayamurasaki, Awachy1, 80(109) and 68(120) were stable genotypes based on AMMI, ASV, and GGE biplot analysis.

Key words: AMMI, ASV, GGE, Ipomoea batatas, specific genotype.

1University of Padjadjaran (Unpad), Faculty of Agriculture, 45363 Sumedang, Indonesia.*Corresponding author (d.ruswandi@unpad.ac.id).2International Potato Center-Regional Office for East, Southeast Asia and the Pacific (CIP-ESEAP), 40263 Lembang-Bandung, Indonesia.3International Potato Center (CIP), 1895 La Molina, Lima, Peru.

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