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In the present experiment the selected progenies of F2 population [MLC-1 x Longai (oblong)] i.e. plant number 2, 12, 10, 3, 11, 19 and progenies of F2 population [MLC-3 x Longai (oblong)] i.e. plant number 22, 26, 28, 105, 107, 109 along with their respective bulk populations evaluated based on eight quantitative traits. There was a significant difference among the genotypes for all the characters studied at 1% level of significance. The phenotypic variance, phenotypic coefficients of variation were higher than the genotypic variance, genotypic coefficient of variation respectively in all the traits studied. Among all the genotypes high heritability coupled with high genetic advance as percent of mean except fruit length which indicating that all the traits were governed by additive gene action except fruit length. Characters viz., number of fruits per plant, plant height, fruit weight, number of branches per plant recorded positive and significant association with yield per plant in the genotypes. Path coefficient analysis revealed that number of fruits per plant is important yield attributing trait because of their high direct effect and indirectly influencing number of branches per plant is another most important yield attributing trait.
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