Stability of yield and yield component characters in chickpea

Singh, Vijendra and Singh, F. (1991) Stability of yield and yield component characters in chickpea. Indian Journal of Genetics & Plant Breeding, 51 (2). pp. 183-189.

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Sixty-six Cicer arietinum genotypes were grown in 9 microenvironments during the period 1982-85 and data were recorded for 9 yield-related characters. Information on yield correlations and stability was determined. Variations due to genotypes, environments and G × E interactions were highly significant for all traits. For each trait between 35 and 55 genotypes out of the total were stable. Grain yield/plant had significant, positive correlations with primary branches and pods/plant and its stability was dependent upon the stability of these 2 traits. Grain yield ranged from 11.53 to 6.56 g/plant, with genotype H77-108 giving the highest value. Number of secondary branches/plant and harvest index were correlated with yield, but their stability was independent of yield

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Agricultural Botany, Meerut University, Meerut 250005, India
Subjects: Plant Production > Production Practices
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Chickpea
Depositing User: Mr B Krishnamurthy
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2011 16:02
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2011 16:02
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