Studies on genetic variability, character association and path analysis for yield and its contributing traits in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill]

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0571.2015.00031.4    | Article Id: LR-3108 | Page : 182-184
Citation :- Studies on genetic variability, character association and path analysis for yield and its contributing traits in soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merrill].Legume Research-An International Journal.2015.(38):182-184
Sudhanshu Jain*, S.C.Srivastava, S.K.Singh, Y.M.Indapurkar and B.K.Singh sudhanshujain07@yahoo.in
Address : Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior-474 002, India.

Abstract

The experiment was conducted during kharif 2010-2011 with 41 genotypes of soybean to study genetic variability, correlation and path coefficient analysis of yield and its component characters. In general, PCV were higher than the GCV values for all the characters. The broad sense heritability estimates were high for all the 9 characters. Correlation and path coefficient analysis for seed yield/plant and its components indicated that out of 9 characters, seed yield/plant showed positive and significant association with biological yield, pods per plant and 100-seed weight indicating that an intense selection for these characters will improve seed yield in soybean. Path coefficient analysis revealed that biological yield, number of pods per plant and 100 seed weight were major characters influencing seed yield directly and indirectly. The results indicated that biological yield is responsible for manipulation of seed yield in soybean.

Keywords

Correlation Genetic variability Path coefficient Seed yield Soybean.

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