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Global Journal of Plant Breeding and Genetics

ISSN: 2437-1874 Vol. 3 (4), pp. 183-186, April, 2016.                                                             

 

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Correlation analysis for quantitative traits in chickpea genotypes (Cicer arietinum L.)

 

Pervez Akhtar Zardari

 

Accepted 16 March, 2016

The present studies were conducted to the estimation of correlation for quantitative traits in chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) in the field of the department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, during the crop season 2009 to 2010. Correlation studies showed that biomass per plant, number of pods per plant, number of secondary branches per plant, number of seeds per pod and 100-seed weight were positive and significant at genotypic level but positive and highly significant at phenotypic level. Whereas number of days taken to flowering, number of days taken to maturity, primary branches per plant, secondary branches per plant were positively correlated with the grain yield per plant at genotypic and phenotypic levels. Plant height was negative and non-significantly correlated with grain yield per plant at both genotypic and phenotypic levels.

Key words: Cicer arietinum, correlation, genotypic, phenotypic, chickpea, Pakistan.