Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date

1948

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Agronomy

Abstract

Present methods of breeding new barley varieties are costly, laborious and lengthy. Populations from a cross are grown until they become homozygous before much selection by comparative yield trails can be made. The pedigree method limits the number of crosses that can be studied because of the large segregating populations necessary for the expression of desired gene combinations. Because of the enormous amount of work involved, it would be highly desirable for a plant breeder to work only with superior parental material. The capabilities of a plant breeder would be greatly increased by an method which would allow him to select superior parents or crosses, thus permitting him to examine a greater proportion of the available germ plasm.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Barley

Description

Includes bibliographical references (page 30)

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

36

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

No Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Only
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