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  1. Vol. 12 No. 1, p. 95-98
     
    Received: July 31, 1971
    Published: Jan, 1972


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doi:10.2135/cropsci1972.0011183X001200010033x

Inheritance of Heading Date, Plant Height, and Kernel Weight in Two Spring Wheat Crosses1

  1. G. M. Bhatt2

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Inheritance of heading date, plant height, and kernel weight was studied in two crosses of spring wheats (Triticum aesticum L.) involving three cultivars, ‘Timgalen,’ ‘Sonora 64A,’ and ‘Eagle.’ Means and variances were estimated for six populations: P1, P2, F1, F2, and the two first backcrosses, B1 and B2. Estimates of heritability and genetic advance indicated that considerable progress could be made by applying selection pressures for the three characters. Gene action appeared to be primarily additive in the expression of these characters.

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