Investigation of correlation between traits and path analysis of rice (Oryza sativa L.) grain yield under coastal salinity

  • Rajamadhan.R, R.Eswaran and A.Anandan
Keywords: Oryza sativa, saline, correlation coefficient, path analysis


Correlation and path analysis was carried out to study the association between quantitative traits on yield of rice. Grain yield per
plant exhibited positive and significant association with number of productive tillers, panicle length, number of grains per
panicle, grain breadth and hundred grain weight suggesting that selection pressure applied for these traits will eventually increase
the grain yield per plant under salinity. The secondary trait panicle length showed significant positive association with number of
grains per panicle, hundred grain weight and grain yield, suggesting that selection based on this trait will be fruitful for enhancing
grain yield.
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