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HERITABILITY AND CORRELATION STUDIES IN KENAF (HIBISCUS CANNABINUS L.)

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Eight hybrids involving four lines (HC 583, AMC 6, AMC 8 and AMC 53) and two testers
(AMC 15 and AMC 7) were tested to find out the extent of variability, heritability, genetic
advance, and correlations for ten quantitativecharacters. Fibreweight perplant, green plant
weight and bark thickness showed high heritability, indicating that selection in early
generationswould be effective. Correlation studies revealed that the characters studied are
positively associated among themselves except intemodallength and days to flowering
which showed negativecorrelation. Selection for plant height, numberof nodes, basal stem
diameter, green plant weight, fibre length, fibre-wood ratio, and bark thickness would
simultaneously improve fibre weight (yield).
 

Keywords: Genetic parameters, fibre yield, kenaf.

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Year: 1995
Volume: 55
Issue: 3
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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