The aim of this study was to evaluate the diversity of an Algerian apricot germplasm. This Algerian apricot was characterized by a green-yellow skin, a red ground color, and a light orange flesh color in general. Besides, highly positive and negative significant correlations were revealed between the studied characters. Whereby, the principal component analysis explained 81% of the variability. Fruit, stone and leaves dimensions were the main features that explained evidentially the majority of variability. Moreover, the cluster analysis divided the accessions into two major groups. Thus, Algerian accessions selected in this study may have the potential to be used in apricot breeding programs in the future.
Boutiti, Kaouther; Bellil, Ines; and Khelifi, Douadi
"Characterization of Algerian apricots (Prunus armeniaca) using morphological and pomological markers,"
Karbala International Journal of Modern Science: Vol. 8
, Article 6.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.33640/2405-609X.3263
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