Multivariate analysis as a tool in the initial selections of golden flax (Linum usitatissimum L.)




genetic variability, genetic distance, correlation


The genetic variability in plant populations can be estimated through multivariate analysis, which allows to analyze the genotypes based on a set of traits to identify the traits with the greatest influence for the divergence and the correlation between them. In this sense, the objective of the present work was to estimate the genetic divergence between golden flax lines using multivariate analysis for initial plant selections. For this purpose, 73 lines, in addition to the control, were tested in a randomized complete block design, with three replications, and traits of cycle, stature, and yield were measured. Twelve groups were obtained based on the Mahalanobis distance estimate and Tocher cluster, and the technical length was the most important trait for the dissimilarity. The line of group XI was promising, with early maturation and satisfactory seed productivity. The graphic of dispersion of the canonical variables showed the most divergent lines, and the greatest divergence was observed between groups III and IV. Multivariate analysis was an important tool for the initial choice of superior golden flax.


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FIOREZE, Ana Carolina da Costa Lara; PARIZOTTO, Cirio; ORSI, Nicole; KONKOL, Ana Caroline Basniak. Multivariate analysis as a tool in the initial selections of golden flax (Linum usitatissimum L.). Revista de Ciências Agroveterinárias, Lages, v. 21, n. 3, p. 247–255, 2022. DOI: 10.5965/223811712132022247. Disponível em: Acesso em: 25 jun. 2024.



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