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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2001  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 7  |  Page No.: 790 - 792

Genetic Evaluation and Selection Criteria of Hybrid Rice in Irrigated Ecosystem of Bangladesh

K.M. Iftekharuddaula, M.S. Hassan, M.J. Islam, M.A. Badshah, M.R. Islam and Khaleda Akhter


Nineteen-hybrid rice were evaluated in order to determine variability and genetic association for grain yield and its component characters. It was observed that all the tested characters had significant variation. The highest genotypic coefficient of variation was found in panicles per m2, followed by spikelets per panicles, grain yield, 1000-grain weight and flag leaf area. High heritability was observed for all the tested characters except grains per panicle and harvest index. High heritability and genetic advance was found in panicles per m2, spikelets per panicle and 1000-grain weight. Genotypic correlations were higher than the phenotypic correlations in most of the cases. Flag leaf area, days to maturity, grains per panicle, panicles per m2, , 1000-grain weight and harvest index showed highly significant positive correlation with grain yield both at genotypic and phenotypic levels. Path coefficient analysis of the study revealed that higher harvest index, adequate spikelets per panicle, days to maturity, more panicles per m2, and heavy grains had direct effect on grain yield. Grains per panicle had a positive but indirect effect on grain yield through spikelets per panicles and harvest index. Similar trends were also observed in panicle length through spikelets per panicle and in flag leaf area through harvest index.

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