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Comparison of the performance of synthetic maize varieties created based on either genetic distance or general combining ability of the parents
(Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Forestry Reaserch Centre; tituto Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura, 2012)
Synthetics varieties are grown by farmers and used by breeders to select new inbred lines. In countries unable to market hybrids, use of synthetics leads to yield improvements over landraces. Synthetics are derived from ...