Florence Zapico, Catherine Hazel Aguilar, Marianita Eroy, Joey Real Marie Barbosa, Deocyth Sarsalejo and Sittie Rokaiya Banisil
Science Department, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Mindanao State University- Fatima, General Santos City 9500 Philippines
Philippine Coconut Authority- Region 11, Bago Oshiro, Tugbok District, Davao City, 8000 Philippines
Key words: Musa textilis L. Nee, principal component analysis, GxE interaction, Pearson’s correlation, cluster Analysis.
Taximetric statistical methods were carried out on morpho-agronomic traits from three Manila hemp (Philippine abaca) varieties planted in three locations in Southern Mindanao, Philippines. Principal Component analysis (PCA) resulted in the extraction of five principal components which collectively accounted for 99.85% of total variance. Continue reading