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Systematics Section/ASPT

Fatima Binta J, Sawa [1], Abdul, Suleiman D [1], Andrawus, Daniel Z [3], Dana'ilu, Ganiyu [1].

Morphological Features In Accessions Of Sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) Collected From Northern Nigeria.

Morphological studies of twelve accessions of Sesamum indicum L. were carried out in order to find out characters which may be used for the delimitation of the accessions in Nigeria. The qualitative characters used included growth morphology, leaf shape, leaf type, leaf margin, leaf arrangement, leaf surface, form of stipule, colour of dot at stipule, leaf orientation, leaf colour, leaf apex, leaf base, stem type, stem texture, stem colour, calyx colour, corolla colour, type inflorescence, flower aestivation, flower shape, flower colour, fixation of anther and fruit characteristics. Quantitative morphological characters included plant height, leaf length, leaf breadth, petiole length, pod length, pod breadth pod size, number of primary branches per plant, number of leaves per plant and number of pod per plant. Numerical analysis of data obtained using hierarchical cluster analysis (average linkage, single linkage, complete linkage and centroid method) delimited the twelve accessions into five cluster groups which conform to the results of the morphological analysis. The result of these morphological variability analyses may set the foundation for evaluating promising accessions for mapping out future breeding schemes of this multi-purpose crop. Keywords: Morphology, Sesamum indicum L, accessions, taxonomy, cluster analysis

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1 - Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Biological Sciences, Yelwa Campus, Bauchi, Bauchi, 74005, Nigeria
2 - Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Biological Sciences, Yelwa Campus, Bauchi, Bauchi, 74005, Nigeria
3 - Gombe State University, Biological Sciences, Gombe, Gombe, Gombe, Nigeria

indicum L
data analysis.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 33
Location: River Fork/Grove
Date: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Time: 10:45 AM
Number: 33010
Abstract ID:88
Candidate for Awards:None

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