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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 1)
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Interrelationship and Path Coefficient Analysis of Yield Components in F4 Progenies of Tef (Eragrostis tef)

Abel Debebe, Harijat Singh and Hailu Tefera
Corresponding Author:  Abel Debebe 

Key words:  Correlation, path coefficient analysis, tef (Eragrostis tef), , , ,
Vol. 5 , (1): 1-5
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June 02, 2012 June 29, 2012 January 25, 2013
Abstract:

This experiment was conducted at Debre Zeit and Akaki during 2004-2005 cropping season on F2- derived F4 bulk families of 3 crosses, viz, DZ-01-974 x DZ-01-2786, DZ-01-974 x DZ-Cr-37 and Alba x Kaye Murri. To estimate the correlations and path coefficients between yield and yield components, 63 F4 families were taken randomly from each of the 3 crosses. The 189 F4 families, five parents and 2 checks were space planted following in 1414 simple lattice design. Study of associations among traits indicated that yield was positively associated with shoot biomass, harvest index, lodging index and panicle kernel weight at phenotypic level at Debre Zeit. At Akaki, yield had significant positive correlation with shoot biomass, harvest index, plant height and panicle length and panicle weight. At genotypic level, grain yield per plot exhibited positive association with harvest index, shoot biomass, lodging index and panicle kernel weight at Debre Zeit. By contrast, days to heading, days to maturity, plant height and panicle length showed negative association with yield. At Akaki, kernel yield per plot was positively correlated at genotypic level with all the traits considered where lodging index had the highest correlation followed by shoot biomass, panicle kernel weight and harvest index. Path coefficient analysis at both phenotypic and genotypic levels for both the locations suggested those shoot biomass and harvest indexes are the two important yield determining traits. These two traits might be useful in indirect selection for yield improvement in the material generated from the three crosses under consideration.
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Abel Debebe, Harijat Singh and Hailu Tefera, 2013. Interrelationship and Path Coefficient Analysis of Yield Components in F4 Progenies of Tef (Eragrostis tef) .  Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 5(1): 1-5.
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