When studying asymmetry of bilateral traits, it is very important to take into account their correlation structure. The assumption for quadrivariate normal distribution of traits considers possible models of equality of four correlation coefficients between traits using different criteria and approaches on the basis of two large lamina samples (N₁=500, N₂=521) of drooping birch (Betula pendula Roth.). This study has shown that different traits give evidence of different models of correlation structure.
|Title of host publication||Biological systems, biodiversity, and stability of plant communities|
|Editors||Larissa I. Weisfeld, Anatoly I. Opalko, Nina A. Bome, Sarra A Bekuzarova|
|Place of Publication||Canada|
|Publisher||Apple Academic Press|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
- Betula pendula Roth.
- bilateral symmetry
- dependent correlation coefficient
- fluctuating asymmetry