African Journal of
Plant Science

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Plant Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0824
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPS
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 761

Full Length Research Paper

Association and path coefficient analysis among grain yield and related traits in Ethiopian maize (Zea mays L.) inbred lines

Tadesse Jilo
  • Tadesse Jilo
  • Department of Plant Sciences, College of Natural Resources, Bonga University, P. O. Box 334, Bonga, Ethiopia.
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Leta Tulu
  • Leta Tulu
  • National Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, P. O. Box 249, Holeta, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 12 February 2019
  •  Accepted: 18 June 2019
  •  Published: 30 September 2019

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