Plant breeding

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Plant breeding

Post by pinkypig » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:38 pm

hi i wanted to know which mating system in a breeding program to improve crop plants would be used to produce a homozygous line in the shortest possible time? the 4 options would be out of :self-fertilization, brother-sister matings, first-cousin matings or random matings.

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Post by mith » Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:38 pm

Draw some punnet squares for 2 trait varieties.
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Post by Cat » Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:50 pm

Self-pollination, unless you need to combine traits that are present only in different plants or have plants that cannot be self-fertilized.

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