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Re: Not Rolling the Dice

The model ssumes that you make one cross,that you grow out as many seedlings as you can, and that you either luck out or you don't.  In practice, however, the hybridizer keeps the best of his first cross and crosses it back to parents,  and makes sibling crosses in uccesive generations.  This line breeding let's him gradually zero in on a success.
Julia Rankin

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