Interrelationship among yield and yield contributing traits in RILs and their parents in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)
Two hundred fifty two recombinant inbred lines generated from diverse Desi (ICC 283) and Kabuli (ICC 8261) parents were grown in RBD during rabi 2011-12 and interrelationship amongst yield traits was worked out. Seed yield showed positive association with biological yield, harvest index and plant height and negative with days to 50% flowering and days to maturity. Good plant vigour with high biological yield and plant height directly affect the yield. Long reproductive phase influence the high sink transfer and resulted high harvest index. Late flowering and late maturity observed in prostrate and spreading plant growth habit bearing RILs showed negative association with seed yield. The path analysis showed biological yield, plant height and harvest index is directly contributing to seed yield but delayed flowering and maturity increase vegetative period and reduce reproductive phase especially in prostrate and spreading plant growth habits bearing RILs showed negative indirect effect on seed yield.
Priyanka Joshi; Yasin, M. Interrelationship among yield and yield contributing traits in RILs and their parents in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.). Indian Journal of Applied and Pure Biology (2015) 30 (1) 97-100.