Quantitative Genetics with Special Reference to Plant and Animal Breeding / Edition 1

Quantitative Genetics with Special Reference to Plant and Animal Breeding / Edition 1

by Ralph E. Comstock
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813820111

ISBN-13: 9780813820118

Pub. Date: 04/19/1996

Publisher: Wiley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813820118
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/1996
Pages:
421
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Introduction.

2. Genetic Background.

3. Breeding Programs.

4. Comparisons of Breeding Procedures.

5. Responses to Artificial Selection.

6. Mass Selection.

7. Mass Selection-Assumptions and Validity of Theory.

8. Progeny Test and Family Systems of Recurrent Selection.

9. Selection for Performance in Crossbreds.

10. The Variance, ó²(X), of the Selection Criterion.

11. Effective Population Size in Recurrent Selection Programs.

12. Choice of the Selection Criterion.

13. The Design of Breeding Programs.

14. Comparison of Selection Systems.

15. Methods in Quantitative Genetics.

16. Looking Ahead.

17. Appendixes.

Notes.

References.

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