Selection of yield contributing traits in chickpea genotypes by correlation and path analysis studies
Mahamaya Banik, GN Deore, Ajit Kumar Mandal and Pankaj Shah
Identification of potent parents having particular yield contributing traits is one of the important aspects of various crops breeding programme. For this purpose a study was carried out with sixty chickpea genotypes in Rabi 2014-15 at Pulses Improvement Project, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Rahuri, Maharashtra, India. Experiment was conducted on sixty chickpea genotypes with Randomized Block Design in two replications. Each plot consisted of single row of 4 meter length with a spacing of 45 × 10 cm. Correlation studies revealed that, significant negative correlation between seed yield per plant and 50 per cent flowering and number of seeds per plant and significant positive correlation between seed yield per plant and number of pods per plant, plant height, number of secondary branches per plant, plant spread, 100 seed weight, and number of primary branches per plant. Path coefficient analysis exposed that number of pods per plant had highest direct effect on seed yield per plant followed by 100 seed weight, plant height and days to maturity except number of seeds per pod and days to 50 per cent flowering which are having negative effect on seed yield. This experiment suggests satisfying characters should be chosen for chickpea yield improvement based on the present analysis results.
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Mahamaya Banik, GN Deore, Ajit Kumar Mandal, Pankaj Shah. Selection of yield contributing traits in chickpea genotypes by correlation and path analysis studies. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(11):402-405.