Collection of oil palm (Elaeis Guineensis Jacq.) Genetic material in nigeria II. Phenotypic variation of natural population

Parent Category: 1979

N. Rajanaidu, N.T Arasu and C.O Obasola


Forty-five populations from 21 areas distributed throughout Nigeria were studied. The means and variance of the populations were examined. The phenotypic variation of natural Nigerian palms showed that there were differences between both the sites and areas. However, most of the variation was accounted for by the palms themselves rather than by sites and areas.

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