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Statistical genetic theory and procedures useful in studying varieties and inter-varietal crosses in maize

Author: Gardner, C.O.
Author: Lonquist, J.H.
Year: 1966
Abstract: An understanding of the fundamental nature of gene action involved in the phenomenon or heterosis and in the inheritance of quantitative characters in general is very important to the plant breeder. Although many questions remain unanswered, a great deal of progress has been made in the last decade in gaining a better understanding of the inheritance of yield and other quantitative characters in corn. The utilization of biometrical genetic techniques has been found extremely useful in studying corn populations to determine the relative importance of additive gene action, dominance, overdominance, and epistasis in the inheritance of yield. The purpose of this paper is to summarize biometrical genetic theory pertaining to panmictic populations and to indicate procedures that appear to be useful in studying open-pollinated varieties of corn, their intercrosses and other derived populations.
Format: PDF
Language: English
Publisher: CIMMYT
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Type: Report
Place of Publication: Mexico
Pages: 34
Serie Number: No. 2
Sub-series: CIMMYT Research Bulletin;
Agrovoc: ZEA MAYS

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