Indian Journal of Agricultural Research

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Indian Journal of Agricultural Research, volume 48 issue 6 (december 2014) : 429-436

STUDIES OF VARIABILITY and ASSOCIATION OF YIELD WITH SOME AGROMOPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS IN BREAD WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.)

Vijay Kumar*, P.K Sharma1, Hitesh Kumar, Vikas Gupta2
1Department of Genetics and Plant Breeding, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut-250 004, India
Cite article:- Kumar* Vijay, Sharma1 P.K, Kumar Hitesh, Gupta2 Vikas (2024). STUDIES OF VARIABILITY and ASSOCIATION OF YIELD WITH SOME AGROMOPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERS IN BREAD WHEAT (Triticum aestivum L.) . Indian Journal of Agricultural Research. 48(6): 429-436. doi: 10.5958/0976-058X.2014.01326.2.
The experiment was conducted to study the variability parameters, correlations and path coefficient for ten agronomically important traits in the 40 bread wheat genotypes. Genotypic coefficient of variation (GCV) was less as compared to that of phenotypic coefficient of variation (PCV) for all the characters. Plant height and grain weight per plant had high GCV, heritability and genetic advance (as percentage of mean). This indicated that these characters were governed by additive gene effect and can be improved through selection effectively. Highly positive and significant correlation reported for grain yield per plant with number of tiller per plant, number of spikelets per spike, 100-grain weight and grain weight of main spike. The present study indicated that number of tillers per plant had highest direct effect on seed yield per plant both at genotypic levels and grain weight of main spike.
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