Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 71, Issue 5, pp 730–735

Covered and naked barleys from the Himalaya

1. Evidence of multivariate differences between the two types
  • P. J. Murphy
  • J. R. Witcombe

DOI: 10.1007/BF00263271

Cite this article as:
Murphy, P.J. & Witcombe, J.R. Theoret. Appl. Genetics (1986) 71: 730. doi:10.1007/BF00263271


Both reciprocal averaging and discriminant analysis confirm visual impressions that covered and naked barleys from several areas in the Himalaya differ significantly from each other in a multivariate way. Discriminant analysis also suggests similar differences between the ‘occidental’ and ‘oriental’ barleys of Takahashi (1955). Either distinction has implications for our understanding of barley phylogeny and evolution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Murphy
    • 1
  • J. R. Witcombe
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Plant BiologyUniversity College of North WalesBangorUK
  2. 2.Department of BiologyThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK
  3. 3.International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid TropicsPatancheru P.O., Andhra PradeshIndia