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Table 4 Cluster mean for 19 characters in 100 cotton genotypes

From: Evaluation of genetic diversity in short duration cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.)

Characters Clusters
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X
Days to emergence 3.80 3.87 3.56 4.00 3.67 3.89 3.60 4.00 3.92 4.00
Germination percentage/% 88.67 94.17 88.96 91.00 93.33 95.55 91.00 95.83 94.61 95.71
No. of plant at harvest 24.05 22.81 24.81 24.90 24.06 26.44 24.30 25.19 23.15 22.14
Plant height /cm 137.86 115.88 127.46 118.71 161.09 130.16 141.93 124.97 120.17 140.95
Days to squaring/d 39.90 44.00 41.50 41.80 43.56 43.00 45.90 42.13 39.54 40.00
Days to flowering/d 53.80 57.25 54.88 54.40 58.44 56.00 58.10 56.75 53.15 55.00
Days to boll opening/d 128.20 110.87 114.37 109.50 118.33 105.22 112.40 127.87 124.62 119.86
Node no. bearing first sympodial branch (NFB) 7.04 6.53 7.15 7.46 7.29 7.32 7.20 6.91 6.90 7.15
Number of monopodial branches 0.83 1.02 0.87 0.70 0.98 0.81 0.87 0.60 0.82 0.77
Number of sympodial branches 15.90 14.97 15.46 15.15 17.43 15.84 18.23 14.95 14.77 15.09
Number of secondary fruiting branches 3.72 5.62 3.75 3.09 5.35 3.49 4.11 2.16 3.36 2.89
Number of flowers per plant 40.44 36.27 37.92 37.40 46.38 37.76 40.49 34.23 35.74 36.71
Number of bolls per plant 29.98 21.03 25.03 25.50 30.56 27.78 26.99 22.17 24.89 25.26
Percent boll retention/% 74.25 58.18 65.97 68.24 65.72 73.61 66.65 64.77 69.48 68.23
Single boll weight /g 5.27 4.95 5.28 5.45 5.01 5.38 5.10 5.46 5.49 5.47
Percent first pick/% 66.83 72.74 70.67 57.88 61.34 71.85 69.71 68.01 56.11 55.77
GOT /% 40.03 35.39 37.79 36.47 38.33 36.78 39.19 39.30 39.08 39.11
Earliness Index 0.87 0.90 0.88 0.81 0.84 0.89 0.87 0.88 0.82 0.81
Seed cotton yield /kg 2.52 2.54 2.54 2.57 2.48 2.63 2.25 2.54 2.38 2.38