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Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
Print version ISSN 0100-2945
PINTO, Jefferson Fernando Naves et al. Vegetative describers selection for accesses characterization of Syagrus oleracea palm. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2010, vol.32, n.3, pp. 832-840. Epub Sep 24, 2010. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452010005000094.
The present paper had the purpose of selecting morphological vegetative descriptors and to determine their relative importance in the characterization of guariroba accesses, as well as to verify the association between discarded and accepted descriptors.. Eighteen morphological descriptors, of which 8 relative to the leaf and 10 to the stipe, in 36 guariroba accessions in the State of Goiás were evaluated . The discarded descriptors did not cause loss of information, as they presented significant correlations with the descriptors that were accepted. The relative contribution of the selected descriptors was similar for A7A, ENI7180, DFBF, D0, CPC and DPC, with descriptors ENI70 and ENS70 having the lowest contribution.
Keywords : genetic variability; multivariate analysis; canonical variables; gueroba.