TABLE 3

Mean trait differences among pairs of subpopulations detected in O. glaberrima

Means for groupPairwise group comparisons using Bonferroni correction
 (95% confidence interval)
1 and 21 and 32 and 3
Traits123LRLRLR
Days to heading 102.64116.34 102.36 6.31 21.09a  −7.56  7.00 −21.61   −6.35a
Days to maturity 135.49143.76 130.17  −1.46 18.00 −14.90 4.26 −23.57   −3.61a
Tiller number  21.15 23.06  26.34  −1.03 4.85  2.32 8.06a  0.25 6.31a
Plant height 125.35113.91 107.39 −23.87 0.99 −30.29  −5.63a −19.44 6.40
Panicle no./sq. meter 247.39211.5 348.36 −74.01 2.23 63.15138.79a 98.74 174.98a
Spikelet no./panicle 120.78 95.25 118.20 −40.55 −10.51a −17.36 12.20 7.45 38.45a
Panicle no./plant  17.82 13.08  21.76 −10.69  1.21  −1.91 9.79 2.55 14.81a
Spikelet no./plant1157.90771.401514.50596.64176.36a149.74563.46a527.53 958.67a
Grain width   2.74  2.73   2.46  −0.15 0.15  −0.42  −0.13a  −0.43   −0.12a
Grain length/width ratio   3.04  3.03   3.36  −0.20 0.19  0.13 0.51a 0.13 0.53a
Grain no./panicle  85.79 37.09  90.25 −64.78 −32.62a −11.23 20.15 36.58 69.74a
Grain no./plant 789.00292.601130.60699.81292.99a141.37541.83a629.331046.67a
Yield/plant  16.26  7.33  21.64 −13.30  −4.55a  1.08 9.69a 9.79 18.83a
Seed set rate   0.68  0.38   0.77  −0.42  −0.20a  −0.03 0.19 0.27 0.51a
1000 grain wt.  21.54 24.25  21.04ANOVA test not significant
No. of branches  13.30 12.27  12.65ANOVA test not significant
Grain length   8.17  8.25   8.24ANOVA test not significant
Panicle length  23.49 25.03  22.82ANOVA test not significant
  • a Intervals not including 0 indicate that pairwise mean differences are significant for the morphological traits.

  • Italic indicates significant mean difference (P < 0.05) between pairs of subpopulations. L, left side of confidence interval; R, right side of confidence interval.