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Table 3 Pearson’s correlation coefficients and significance of correlation (P ≤ 0.05) between grandparent heterobeltiosis of NARITA hybrids for bunch weight, stature, variance for bunch weight and genetic distances between parents and grandparents, bunch weight, plant stature and yield

From: Significant progressive heterobeltiosis in banana crossbreeding

  GD parents GD NARITA: GP Bunch weight Plant stature Yield HGP. Bunch weight
HGP. Bunch weight 0.39 P = 0.036 −0.18 P = 0.358 0.70 P < 0.001 0.38 P = 0.033 0.59 P < 0.001
HGP. Stature −0.60 P < 0.001 0.12 P = 0.539 0.24 P = 0.188 0.12 P = 0.511 0.33 P = 0.068 −0.28 P = 0.131
Variance for Bunch
weight
−0.10 P = 0.5 0.16 P = 0.40 -
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  1. HGP=Heterobeltiosis with grandparent (female); GD parents = Genetic distance between NARITA parents; GD NARITA: GP = Genetic distance between NARITA cultivar and grandparent (female)
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