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- Gonzalez-Garcia, J.; Ray, I.M.; Henning, J.A.; Murray, L.W.
- Euphytica 2000 v.111 no.1 pp. 61
- crossing; Medicago sativa; plant glands; trichomes; density; quantitative genetics; genetic techniques and protocols; heritability; paternal effect; maternal effect; genetic variance; gene interaction; epistasis; genotype; linkage (genetics)
- ... The presence of glandular trichomes may protect alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.) against certain stem-, leaf-, and fruit-eating insect pests. In order to determine appropriate breeding methods to select for this trait, this study characterized quantitative genetic parameters of erect glandular trichome density in 'KS94GH6' diploid (2n=2x=16) alfalfa. Eight female and five male plants were crossed in a ...