| Use of
Logistic, Gompertz and Richards functions for fitting normal and
malformed mango panicle growth data.
| Shailendra Rajan
Institute for Subtropical Horticulture, PO Kakori, Rehmankhera, Lucknow
- 227 107, India
Gompertz and Richards functions were used for examining their
suitability in fitting growth data of malformed and normal mango
panicles. The functional analysis of data indicated that Richards
function was a suitable model for summarizing panicle growth data. The
model was found to be superior to logistic and Gompertz because of its
greater flexibility. The study revealed that Richards function can be
successfully used for simulating panicle growth under different
treatments and conditions.