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An Encoding Process for Morphological Analysis of Soybean Fruit Distribution


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  1. Vol. 37 No. 5, p. 1665-1669
    Received: Oct 21, 1996

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  1. Terry C. Keisling  and
  2. Paul A. Counce
  1. Northeast Research and Extension Center, University of Arkansas, P.O. Box 48, Keiser, AR 72351



Numerical analysis and summarization of soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.J morphological data has been complicated by the amount of data and the use of stick diagrams to illustrate plant growth. This note explains how to encode morphological data by mapping fruit locations with a tree directory. Encoded data are easily entered into computers for analysis by commercial statistical and graphical software. Three examples are given to illustrate the power and versatility of using numerical analysis to explore critical facts and tendencies of soybean morphology. This encoding procedure can be adapted to other branching plants or branching plant parts.

Manuscript No. 96036 published with the approval of the Director, Agric. Exp. Sta., Univ. of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

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