INTERRELATIONSHIPS AMONG YIELD, YIELD COMPONENTS AND WATER USE EFFICIENCY RELATED TRAITS IN F2 POPULATION OF LM 95 × EC 362096 CROSS IN MUNGBEAN

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B. RUPESH KUMAR REDDY*, K.H.P. REDDY, D.M. REDDY, P. SUDHAKAR AND B. RAVINDRA REDDY

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Genetics and Plant Breeding, S.V. Agricultural College, Tirupati

ABSTRACT

Path coefficient analysis was carried out in F2 populations of selected superior cross LM 95 × EC 362096 in mungbean for fourteen quantitative characters to estimate the direct and indirect effects of the individual characters on yield. Path analysis for seed yield revealed that direct effect of number of pods per plant was high and positive. Number of pods per plant, number of pods per cluster, days to maturity and SCMR are the major contributing factors to seed yield and hence emphasis should be given to these characters while making selection for realizing improvement in seed yield in mungbean.

KEYWORDS:

Mungbean, correlation, water use efficiency

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