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Husk leaves of early dent maize: breeding behaviour and contribution to grain yield



Husk leaves of early dent maize: breeding behaviour and contribution to grain yield



Dissertation Abstracts International, B 41(5): 1597B



Four inbreds with high husk-leaf area and four with no husk leaves were crossed in a diallel. Differences in mean husk-leaf area of F1s and F2s between localities indicated that the environmental effects were important. Heterosis over the midparental value for husk-leaf area had an average of 254% at St. Paul and 169% at Rosemount, Minnesota, for the high X high husk-leaf area F1s. No significant heterosis was seen for the high X low and low X low crosses.

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