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  1. Vol. 50 No. 1, p. 45-48
     
    Received: May 9, 1957
    Published: Jan, 1958


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doi:10.2134/agronj1958.00021962005000010013x

Effect of Visual Selection During Inbreeding Upon Combining Ability in Corn1

  1. R. D. Osler,
  2. E. J. Wellhausen and
  3. Gilberto Palacios2

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Synopsis

Visual selection during successive generations of inbreeding in corn resulted in significant improvement in yield, ear appearance and plant appearance by 57%, 60% and 41%, respectively, of the 134 specific hybrid combinations. The visual selection for yield and ear appearance was more effective in introduced than in local, well-adapted lines. For plant appaarance the visual selection was more eftective in local, well-adapted lines.

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