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Theor Appl Genet. 1988 Nov;76(5):788-94. doi: 10.1007/BF00303527.

Using clonal replicates to explore genetic variation in a perennial plant species.

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International Forest Seed Company, P.O.Box 290, 35120, Odenville, AL, USA.

Abstract

An experimental design is presented for estimating genetic parameters using a family structure with clonally replicated individuals. This experimental design provides a technique to quantify genetic variation in a population, with partial separation of additive, dominance and epistatic gene action. Our method is offered as an alternative to techniques for estimating epistatic gene action that require several generations and/or inbreeding. Such methods are not particularly useful for long-lived perennials with long generation cycles. An example of the analysis is given with a forest tree species, Populus deltoides Bartr., and parameter estimates are presented for traits measured over 8 years.

PMID:
24232359
DOI:
10.1007/BF00303527

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