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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Year: 2008  |  Volume: 11  |  Issue: 8  |  Page No.: 1157 - 1160

Evaluation of Seed Yield-Related Characters in Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Using Factor and Path Analysis

A.R. Biabani and H. Pakniyat    

Abstract: Fifteen sesame genotypes were grown in a randomized complete block design with 3 replications during 2004, in experimental station of Agricultural College, Shiraz University in Badjgah, Iran. Many plant traits were scored in the field. Path coefficient analysis and factor analysis divided the 15 measured variables into 5 factors. The 5 factors explained 81% of the total genetic variation in the dependence structure. Factor 1 was strongly associated with number of capsules in the main stem, length of floral axis, number of capsules per plant and plant height. Other factors (2, 3, 4 and 5) explained the rest of genetic variations and may not be important in sesame breeding programs.

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