ISSN: 0041-3216

ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 89 Number 1
Research Papers
Classification of genetic diversity and choice of parents for hybridization in West African okra, Abelmoschus caillei (A. Chev) Stevels. (36)
Twenty five quantitative characters were observed on 25 accessions of West African okra of diverse ecological backgrounds for genetic variability through the technique of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) while the variation pattern among the accessions were classified by using the technique of Single Linkage Cluster Analysis (SLCA). The first three principal components accounted for 51.44% of the total variation while the first four axes accounted for 60.33. SLCA summarized the relationship among the accessions at various levels of similarity into a dendrogram, while the accessions were sorted into six distinct groups by the FASTCLUS technique
Keywords: West African okra; divergence; genotypes; cluster analysis