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Can you make morphometrics work when you know the right answer? Pick and mix approaches for apple identification

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Morphological classification of living things has challenged science for several centuries and has led to a wide range of objective morphometric approaches in data gathering and analysis. In this paper we explore those methods using apple cultivars, a model biological system in which discrete groups are pre-defined but in which there is a high level of overall morphological similarity. The effectiveness of morphometric techniques in discovering the groups is evaluated using statistical learni...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0205357

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Statistics
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Author
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
10
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Article: e0205357
Publication date:
2018-10-15
Acceptance date:
2018-09-24
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:922431
URN:
uri:b7662cba-e710-47e8-8a95-1a7a5485fe36
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uuid:b7662cba-e710-47e8-8a95-1a7a5485fe36
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pubs:922431

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