Correlation and path analysis studies for parents and F1crosses in barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentaceae (Roxb.) Link) for nutritional characters

DOI: 10.18805/ag.D-4689    | Article Id: D-4689 | Page : 52-54
Citation :- Correlation and path analysis studies for parents and F1crosses in barnyard millet (Echinochloa frumentaceae (Roxb.) Link) for nutritional characters.Agricultural Science Digest.2018.(38):52-54
R. Sangeetha Vishnuprabha and C. Vanniarajan sangeetha30nov@gmail.com
Address : Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai– 625 104, Tamil Nadu, India
Submitted Date : 6-10-2017
Accepted Date : 23-12-2017


Association analysis was studied in twenty F1 crosses and five parents of barnyard millet to find out the association of nutrient characters and their direct and indirect effects on single plant yield. The results exhibited that the nutrient traits are inter-related and improvement of yield will bring about the simultaneous improvement of the nutrient characters also. Total phenols and iron content recorded moderate positive direct effects on single plant yield. Total anti-oxidant activity and zinc content had low negative direct effects on single plant yield that were neutralized by positive indirect effects of other traits. The analysis revealed that the improvement of yield will simultaneously bring improvement on total phenols and iron content directly and on total anti-oxidant activity and zinc content indirectly.


Association analysis F1 crosses Iron content Total anti-oxidant activity Total phenols Zinc content.


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