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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 37 issue 4 (december 2017) : 324-326

Path analysis for quality traits in field pea (Pisum sativum L.)

Hemant Toppo, R.N. Sharma, A. Thakur
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur-492 012, Chhattisgarh, India
Cite article:- Toppo Hemant, Sharma R.N., Thakur A. (2017). Path analysis for quality traits in field pea (Pisum sativum L.). Agricultural Science Digest. 37(4): 324-326. doi: 10.18805/ag.D-4626.
The present experiment was conducted during November 2014–March 2015. The experiment was done to estimate the variability and character association of different qualitative characters on seed yield of 29 field pea genotypes in a randomised complete block design (RCBD). The analysis of variance revealed that the sufficient variability was present in the material studied for almost all the qualitative characters. Among the different quality parameters the moderate genotypic coefficient of variation was for swelling index. Among the quality parameter, high heritability coupled with high genetic advance was not recorded for any quality character indicating non-significant additive genetic variance in genetic control of these traits. The correlation analysis revealed that seed yield plant-1 exhibited a significant positive association with protein at genotypic level. Path coefficient analysis for seed yield and its components showed that protein content had the negligible positive direct effect on seed yield. Direct selection for quality characters would likely not be effective in increasing or decreasing seed yield in field pea. 
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