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Research center of Embrapa/Collection: Embrapa Florestas - Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Date Issued: 2007
Type of Material: Artigo em periódico indexado (ALICE)
Authors: CAVALCANTI, J. J. V.
RESENDE, M. D. V. de
PAIVA, J. R. de
Additional Information: José Jaime Vasconcelos Cavalcanti, Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical; Marcos Deon Vilela de Resende, Embrapa Florestas; João Ribeiro Crisóstomo, Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical; Levi de Moura Barros, Embrapa Agroindústria Tropical; João Rodrigues de Paiva, E.
Title: Genetic control of quantitative traits and hybrid breeding strategies for cashew improvement.
Publisher: Crop Breeding and Applied Biotechnology, Viçosa, MG, v. 7, p. 186-195, 2007.
Language: en
Keywords: Programa de melhoramento.
Description: Knowledge about genetic parameters and trait control is fundamental for the success of any breeding program. This study aimed to estimate genetic parameters in an interpopulation of cashew using the REML/BLUP methods for vegetative growth, yield and nut quality traits. Results showed that plant height, canopy diameter, kernel weight and nut weight are under strong additive genetic control and do not present heterosis. The heritability of nut number and yield were higher in the broad than in the narrow sense. This indicates dominance and heterosis of these traits that should be adequately exploited in cashew breeding programs. Therefore, the best-suited breeding strategy to exploit heterosis is reciprocal recurrent selection using individual crosses between parents with high mean genotypic performance and high specific combining ability.
Thesagro: Anacardium Occidentale
Data Created: 2007-10-23
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