Genetic correlation and path coefficient analysis in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.)
Correlation and path co-efficient analysis were carried out for pod yield and its yield components characters in 45 genotypes of groundnut. The genotypic correlation co-efficient were found to be of relatively higher magnitude than the corresponding phenotypic correlation co-efficient, indicating strong inherent association between the characters. Pod yield showed significant positive association with secondary branches/plant, harvest index, 100-pod weight, 100-kernel weight, pod size, diseases incidence and canopy temperature. Path co-efficient analysis revealed high direct effects of primary branches/plant, secondary branches/plant and harvest index. Hence, it would be rewarding to give due importance on the selection of these characters for rapid improvement in pod yield of groundnut.
SAARC J. Agri., 12(1): 96-105 (2014)
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