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Inbreeding in Synthetic Varieties1


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  1. Vol. 9 No. 5, p. 601-604
    Received: Mar 3, 1969

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  1. 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.

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