Correlation, Regression Analysis of Seed Oil Contents in Relation to Morphological Characters in Cotton
Cotton is the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. More than half of the export of Pakistan depends on cotton and cotton-based products. Morphological quantitative traits are important for estimation of cotton yield. In this regard, a study was conducted to evaluate the morphological responses on cotton crop at experimental farm of MNS-University of Agricultural Multan during the year 2019-2020. Four cotton varieties with different time windows (early, normal and late) were sown in a randomized complete block design (RCBD) in a split plot arrangement. Correlation and regression studies of cultivars of Gossypium and Malvaceae were analyzed for quantitative characters. Result revealed that significantly positive correlation of boll weight (r=0.211), seed volume (r=0.138), seed oil content (r=0.020) and negatively correlation with seed index (r= -0.005) was displayed by all traits with seed cotton yield, which showed that seed cotton yield was greatly influenced by all characters. Regression coefficients showed that a unit increase in seed index (b=71.375), seed volume (b=120.326), seed oil content (b=4.954) resulted into a proportional increased in seed cotton yield. In future, this study will helpful in selection program for improvement of cotton varieties towards the yield.
Received: March 19, 2021; Accepted: April 13, 2021; Published: August 2, 2021
Awais, H. M.,
Arshad, S. F.,
Tipu, A. K.,
Arshad, H. J.,
& Rukh, A. S.
Correlation, Regression Analysis of Seed Oil Contents in Relation to Morphological Characters in Cotton,
Journal of Bioresource Management, 8
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