STUDIES ON CHARACTER ASSOCIATION AND PATH ANALYSIS FOR SEED YIELD AND ITS COMPONENTS IN CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.)

Article Id: ARCC2066 | Page : 245-249
Citation :- STUDIES ON CHARACTER ASSOCIATION AND PATH ANALYSIS FOR SEED YIELD AND ITS COMPONENTS IN CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.).Legume Research-An International Journal.2009.(32):245-249
M.D. Vaghela, V.K. Poshiya, J.J. Savaliya, B.K. Davada and K.D. Mungra
Address : Department of Agricultural Botany, Junagadh Agricultural University, Junagadh-362 001, India.

Abstract

Correlation analysis revealed that the magnitude of genotypic correlation co-efficients was
higher as compared to their corresponding phenotypic correlation co-efficients for most of the
characters. Seed yield per plant exhibited significant and positive correlation with biological
yield, number of pods per plant, harvest index, number of seeds per pod, number of primary
branches per plant and 100-seed weight at genotypic as well as phenotypic levels. Path coefficient
analysis indicated the highest positive direct effect of biological yield per plant followed
by harvest index towards seed yield. The indirect effects of most of the characters through
biological yield per plant were higher and positive. The biological yield per plant and harvest
index were found to be the most valuable traits for formulating selection criterion to improve
seed yield in chickpea in the present study.

Keywords

Character association Path coefficient Chickpea.

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