Multivariate analysis of plants sapodilla (Manilkara zapota (L.) p. van Royen) collection of CATIE´s

CATIE´s sapodilla collection was systematically characterized, based on quantitative and qualitative characteristics. Statistical cluster and discriminate analysis, canonical discriminate, and F test for quantitative variables and chi2 for qualitative variables. The 13 trees of chicozapote formed three groups, each one with four, six and three trees. For this grouping, the F test indicated only six significant characteristics, out of the 31 evaluated. The chi2 showed that only fruit shape was different for the three groups.

Phytogenetic resources; Sapotaceae; cluster analysis; discriminant analysis

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