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CONTRIBUTION OF DIFFERENT CHARACTERS TOWARDS SEED YIELD IN CHICKPEA (CICER ARIETINUM L.)

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Correlation analysis revealed positive association of pod bearing branches/plant,
pods/plant, and plant height with seed yield in all the four environments individually as
well as pooled overenvironments. Besides, these characters had positive interrelationships
with one anotherin mostof the environments.The path analysis at genotypic level revealed
that pods/plant and plant height had considerable positive direct effect on seed yield.
However, pod bearing branches had negative direct effect but it had high positive indirect
effect via pods/plant on seed yield. Selection based on these three characters may
contribute considerably to improvement in seed yield. Interestingly, days to maturity had
nonsignificant correlation lvith yield in all the four environments, which provides scope
for selection for seed yield in all maturity groups.
 

Keywords: Associations, direct-indirect effects, chickpea.

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Year: 1994
Volume: 54
Issue: 4
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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