Heritability of Oil Content in Oats, Avena sativa L.1
- R. J. Baker and
- R. I. H. McKenzie2
Fifty-six random F4 lines from each of 13 crosses among high-, medium-, and low oil cultivars of oats (Arena sativa L.) were evaluated for oil content by nuclear magnetic resonance. Whole kernel oil content of the F4 lines ranged from 2.5 to 8.6%. Heritability of oil content was high in all crosses but one, a cross between sister cultivars. The greatest genetic variability was observed in crosses between high and low parents, but F4 lines derived from crosses between high-oil parents had the highest oil content. Oil content was not significantly correlated with kernel weight, kernel density, or percent hull.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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