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Heritability and patterns of inheritance of the ripening date of apples

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Tancred, S. J., Zeppa, A. G., Cooper, M. and Stringer, J. K. (1995) Heritability and patterns of inheritance of the ripening date of apples. HortScience, 30 (2). pp. 325-328. ISSN 0018-5345


Article Link: https://doi.org/10.21273/HORTSCI.30.2.325


A major objective of the apple (Malus domestica Borkh.) breeding program in Stanthorpe, Australia, is to develop early ripening, high-quality cultivars. The heritability and inheritance of ripening date was investigated. Regression of offspring on midparent harvest dates and estimation of best linear unbiased predictions for parents were used to demonstrate that apple harvest date is highly heritable. Predominantly, additive genetic components of variance are responsible for the variation. Despite the existence of some specific combining ability variance and some non-normal family distributions, the best strategy for a breeder to predict the harvest date of progeny is to calculate the mean harvest date of parents

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Additional Information:9727838 (Granite Belt Horticultural Research Station, Stanthorpe, Australia.)
Keywords:Agriculture Agronomy. Soil science and plant productions AMELIORATION DES PLANTES APTITUD COMBINATORIA APTITUDE A LA COMBINAISON Biological and medical sciences DATE DE RECOLTE FECHA DE RECOLECCION FITOMEJORAMIENTO Fundamental and applied biological sciences. Psychology Genetics and breeding of economic plants HEREDABILIDAD HEREDITE HERENCIA GENETICA HERITABILITE Horticulture Life Sciences & Biomedicine MADURAMIENTO MALUS PUMILA MURISSAGE PARAMETRE GENETIQUE PARAMETROS GENETICOS PRECOCIDAD PRECOCITE Science & Technology VARIACION GENETICA VARIATION GENETIQUE VARIEDADES Varietal selection. Specialized plant breeding, plant breeding aims VARIETE Yield, quality, earliness, varia
Subjects:Science > Botany > Genetics
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
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