Kumar, R and Sharma, S (2010) Allometric model for nondestructive leaf area estimation in clary sage (Salvia sclarea L.). Photosynthetica, 48 (2). pp. 313-316.

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Leaf area estimation is an important biometrical observation recorded for evaluating plant growth in field and pot experiments. In this study, conducted in 2009, a leaf area estimation model was developed for aromatic crop clary sage (Salvia sclarea L.), using linear measurements of leaf length (L) and maximum width (W). Leaves from four genotypes of clary sage, collected at different stages, were used to develop the model. The actual leaf area (LA) and leaf dimensions were measured with a Laser Area meter. Different combinations of prediction equations were obtained from L, W, product of LW and dry mass of leaves (DM) to create linear (y = a + bx), quadratic (y = a + bx + cx2), exponential (y = aebx), logarithmic (y = a + bLnx), and power models (y = axb) for each genotype. Data for all four genotypes were pooled and compared with earlier models by graphical procedures and statistical measures viz. Mean Square Error (MSE) and Prediction Sum of Squares (PRESS). A linear model having LW as the independent variables (y = –3.4444 + 0.729 LW) provided the most accurate estimate (R2 = 0.99, MSE = 50.05, PRESS = 12.51) of clary sage leaf area. Validation of the regression model using the data from another experiment showed that the correlation between measured and predicted values was very high (R2= 0.98) with low MSE (107.74) and PRESS (26.96).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clary Sage; Nondestructive; Regression Model; Salvia Sclarea; Validation
Subjects: Synthetic Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 06:16
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 06:16
URI: http://ihbt.csircentral.net/id/eprint/280

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