Inbreeding in Synthetic Varieties1
- Thad H. Busbice2
A method for computing inbreeding in advanced generations of synthetic varieties was demonstrated. With a knowledge of the effect of inbreeding on the productivity of a particular crop species, a plant breeder, by applying the formulae derived in this paper, can determine the effect of varying the number of parents used to produce a synthetic variety, the amount of inbreeding of parents, if any, that is desirable, and the synthetic generation that should be utilized for agronomic production.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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