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Nonlinear statistical model for culm growth of muli bamboo, Melocanna baccifera

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    ABSTRACT: The phenology and growth of culms of Muli bamboo (Melocanna baccifera) were studied in the Hailakandi district of Barak Valley in North-East India. The culms emerge during the months of August and September, and the growth curve is S-shaped. The growth continues for a period of 245 days with rapid growth attained after 45 days. The leafing pattern is characterized by periodic growth leaf-exchange type. The adaptive strategy of this growth pattern is discussed in the context of restoration of degraded lands.
    Journal of Bamboo and Rattan 12/2003; 3(1):27-34.
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    ABSTRACT: Well-known allometric model is critically reviewed for determining the length-weight relationship. Procedure to be followed for applying this model under the assumption of multiplicative as well as additive error is discussed. The possibility of autocorrelations in error term is explored. It has been demonstrated that the usual allometric relationship does not always work satisfactorily. Accordingly, a generalization of this model is studied in detail. As an illustration, this generalized version of allometric model is used to determine the length-weight relationship of some data on the Indian pearl oyster.
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