54 - B Multiple convergence is improving an inbred by...

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Index: GrowFAQ : What is convergent improvement? Added by: MR_NATURAL420 Last edited by: Team GrowFAQ Viewed: 821 times Rated by 3 users: 8.00/10 If you have a good single cross (A X B), and you know the vigour is the result of the dominance of growth factors, back-cross it several generations to A, selecting for qualities of B that are lacking in A. After two or more generations of back-crossing and selecting, IBLs are produced. Do the same for B. After improved A and B are obtained, they are tested in crosses and compared to the original (A X
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Unformatted text preview: B). Multiple convergence is improving an inbred by convergence of gametes from different sources. If A is a very desirable inbred in crosses, it can be modified in two seperate back-cross programs {eg. (A X C) X A, and (A X D) X A}, with the idea that the improved inbreds will be vigourous enough to use as the male parent of a double-cross. Last modified: 01:50 - Nov 11, 2000 Quicklink: http://overgrow.com/growfaq/54 GrowFAQ © 2000-2004 Overgrow faq:54 "What is convergent improvement?" Compiled by QMP3T...
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This note was uploaded on 09/17/2009 for the course BIO 328 taught by Professor Roux during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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