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- Kimbeng, Collins A., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Theoretical and applied genetics 2007 v.115 no.3 pp. 351
- Brassica oleracea var. italica; broccoli; heterosis; hybrids; crossing; plant breeding; inbred lines; genetic markers; amplified fragment length polymorphism; microsatellite repeats; agronomic traits; plant growth; vigor; height; yield components; stems; diallel analysis
- ... Over the last three decades, broccoli (Brassica oleracea L., Italica Group) hybrids made by crossing two inbred lines replaced open-pollinated populations to become the predominant type of cultivar. The change to hybrids evolved with little or no understanding of heterosis or hybrid vigor in this crop. Therefore, the purpose of the present study was to determine levels of heterosis expressed by a ...