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Table 5 Relative contribution of 19 characters of cotton genotypes to the total divergence

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

Character Vector-I Vector-II
Days to emergence 0.223 5 −0.039 1
Germination percentage 0.151 3 −0.091 3
No. of plant at harvest −0.170 8 − 0.132 8
Plant height /cm −0.293 6 0.308 0
Days to squaring −0.292 7 −0.233 0
Days to flowering −0.292 0 −0.210 0
Days to boll opening 0.093 6 0.102 2
Node number of bearing first sympodial branch (NFB) −0.070 0 0.180 5
Number of monopodial branch −0.219 4 −0.115 6
Number of sympodial branch −0.280 0 0.167 2
Number of secondary fruiting branch −0.250 3 −0.103 6
Number of flowers per plant −0.383 0 0.301 0
Number of bolls per plant −0.281 8 0.432 4
Percent boll retention −0.007 9 0.346 0
Single boll weight 0.213 1 0.021 4
Seed cotton yield −0.282 2 −0.303 6
Percent first pick −0.271 1 −0.293 0
Earliness index 0.114 0 0.286 7
GOT 0.019 4 −0.162 0