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Table 2 The heritability, genetic (above diagonal) and phenotypic correlations (below diagonal) among traits with standard error between parentheses

From: Spectroscopic determination of leaf chlorophyll content and color for genetic selection on Sassafras tzumu

Traits a* b* L* CC h 2
a*   0.63 (0.11)** 0.58 (0.12)** − 0.90 (0.03)*** 0.77
b* 0.63 (0.04)**   0.93 (0.01)*** − 0.75 (0.08)*** 0.89
L* 0.60 (0.04)* 0. 90 (0.01)***   − 0.72 (0.09)*** 0.78
CC − 0.77 (0.02)** − 0.57 (0.04)* − 0.52 (0.04)*   0.81
  1. CC chlorophyll content, h2 heritability
  2. *P ≤ 0.05, **P ≤ 0.01, P ≤ 0.001