A numerical taxonomic study of Cucurbita

  title={A numerical taxonomic study of Cucurbita},
  author={A. M. Rhodes and W. P. Bemis and Thomas W. Whitaker and S. G. Carmer},
Key MethodSeveral statistical techniques of numerical taxonomy were studied by using 21 species ofCucurbita as models. Data were taken on 93 plant characters for 24 operational taxonomic units (OTU’s). Three similarity coefficients, Q-correlation, distance and divergence, were used to compute phenetic similarities among the 24 OTU’s. The results are summarized in the form of eight phenograms using both unweighted and weighted pair-group methods of clustering.

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