African Journal of
Bacteriology Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Bacteriol. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9871
  • DOI: 10.5897/JBR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 104

Full Length Research Paper

Genetic variability and correlation analysis for quantitative traits in chickpea genotypes (Cicer arietinum L.)

Qurban Ali1*, Muhammad Hammad Nadeem Tahir1, Hafeez Ahmad Sadaqat1, Saeed Arshad1, Jahenzeb Farooq1, Muhammad Ahsan1, Muhammad Waseem2and Amjad Iqbal3
  1Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.     2Department of Entomology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.   3Department of Agronomy, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
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  • Article Number - 86F9D3C9177
  • Vol.3(1), pp. 6-9, January 2011
  •  Accepted: 16 December 2010
  •  Published: 31 January 2011

Abstract

 

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.

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