Multivariate analysis of a reference collection of elm leaves

Jeffers, J.N.R. (1996) Multivariate analysis of a reference collection of elm leaves. Journal of Applied Statistics, 23 (6). pp. 571-587. ISSN 0266-4763. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Analysis of leaf measurements of a reference collection of elm leaves suggests that the leaves, collected from trees which were selected by R. H. Richens as spanning the range of elm in Europe, fall into two primary groups. The first of these groups is made up of the representatives of the Wych elm (Ulmus glabra), which is known to be a distinct species. The second, larger, group is made up of an assemblage of subgroups that represent English elm (Ulmus procera), Ulmus minor and hybrids between Ulmus minor and Ulmus glabra. A minimum variance cluster analysis suggests that these subgroups are reasonably distinct, and discriminant analysis, logistic regression and a genetic algorithm are used to help identify the subgroups.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA276 Mathematical statistics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Mathematics Statistics and Actuarial Science
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2009 16:10
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2009 16:10
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19261 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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