However, some past studies did not support the present results and mentioned the variation for monopodia among various cotton populations but negative impact on seed cotton yield in upland cotton (Iqbal et al.
For monopodia per plant, maximum inbreeding depression (83.
monopodia and sympodia, plant height, bolls per plant, boll weight, lint and seed cotton yields in G.
In past studies, similar genetic variability was exhibited by various cotton populations for monopodia
(Ahmad et al.
Interactions between bud loss treatments and MC applications occurred for yield and yield components within Zone 3 sympodia and monopodia
2000) studied the earliness and agronomic traits of upland cotton cultivars using correlation analysis and found that monopodia had a negative direct effect on yield.
Data were collected for nodes to 1st fruiting branch counted from zero node (cotyledonary node) to the node at which first flower was appeared number of days to 1st square and 1st flower plant height monopodia and sympodia per plant number of bolls per plant boll weight seed cotton yield and ginning out turn (GOT).
Heritability (broad sense) revealed higher estimates for the traits like fiber strength (99%) boll weight (98%) GOT% (97%) fiber fineness (95%) staple length (91%) yield kg/ha (89%) CLCuV % (86%) plant height (77%) bolls per plant (77%) days taken to 1st flower (74%) days taken to 1st square (71%) while the traits like sympodia per plant (42%) nodes to 1st fruiting branch (35%) and monopodia per plant (34%) showed moderate heritability values.
Location of boils on sympodia and monopodia
determined from mapping of cotton plants grown at 2 and 12 plants [m.
Mean performance of cotton genotypes for monopodia plant-1 as affected by environments
In case of correlation the seed cotton yieldassociation was positive with morphological traits (plant height monopodia plant-1 and sympodia plant-1) however the correlation between bolls per plant and seed cotton yield was highly significant (p=0.
The few bolls from monopodia
were determined to be FP1, FP2, or FP3 and combined with those groups.