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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(9): 967-975

Character Association for Seed Yield and Its Components in Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.)Walp]
P.P. Sharma*, Bhagwati Baranda, Santra Haritwal and Mahesh Sharma
Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology, Udaipur (Rajasthan)-313001, India
*Corresponding author

Thirty genotypes of cowpea were grown during the rainy season of 2014-2015 to study the interrelationship among quantitative traits. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) with three replications at the Research Field of the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, MPUAT University, Rajasthan. Correlation studies revealed that seed yield was significantly and positively correlated with clusters per plant (rg= 0.466**, rp= 0.361**), pods per plant (rg= 0.505**, rp=0.442**), biological yield (0.738**, rp=0.705**), harvest index (0.223*, rp= 0.354**) and 100-grain weight (0.354**, rp=0.340**). The path coefficient analysis based on seed yield, as a dependent variable, revealed that biological yield had the greatest positive direct effect on seed yield (1.228) followed by harvest index (0.828), pod length (0.109) and branches per plant(0.107). Correlation and path analysis indicated that for increasing seed yield in cowpea direct selection should be carried out for higher values of biological yield per plant, harvest index, pod length and primary branches per plant.

Keywords: Cowpea, Correlation, Path analysis.

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Sharma, P.P., Bhagwati Baranda, Santra Haritwal and Mahesh Sharma. 2017. Character Association for Seed Yield and Its Components in Cowpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp].Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 967-975. doi:
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