Path analysis in hybrid rice (Oryza sativa L.) over salt environments

Path analysis was studied for eleven traits in 49 rice genotypes in three different salt prone environments to know the association of characters on yield and yield attributing components. The correlation and path analysis values revealed the association of productive tillers plant-1, leaf proline content and chlorophyll stability index with yield in almost all the environments under pooled condition. The direct and indirect effect showed the influence of productive tillers plant-1 and chlorophyll stability index through almost all the traits related to yield and hence its importance in the selection of salt tolerant rice genotypes.