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Table 5 Phenotypic (lower diagonal) and genetic correlation (upper diagonal) matrix for boll weight, ginning outturn, fibre length, fibre strength, fibre fineness and relative cell injury in cross VH-282 × FH-142 (1) under normal (N) and heat stress (H) conditions

From: Genetic effects conferring heat tolerance in upland cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

TRAITS Stress Conditions BW GOT FL FS FF RCI
BW N1   0.205 −0.394 −0.029 −0.22 − 0.034
H1   0.077 0.374 0.026 0.11 −0.129
GOT N1 −0.068   0.382 0.016 −0.015 0.1
H1 −0.034   −0.092 −0.029 0.269 −0.25
FL N1 0.031 0.103   −0.175 −0.107 − 0.155
H1 0.019 0.092   0.038 0.385 −0.088
FS N1 −0.013 −0.073 0.156   −0.254 −0.029
H1 0.082 −0.048 −0.045   −0.212 0.07
FF N1 0.132 0.013 0.026 0.009   −0.057
H1 −0.042 −0.075 − 0.082 −0.113   −0.228
RCI N1 −0.096 0.043 −0.005 −0.051 0.049  
H1 −0.266** 0.034 −0.01 −0.039 − 0.02  
  1. *and ** mean significant differences at 5% and 1% probability levels, respectively