hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
 Navigation
Articles
Gallery of Plants
Blog
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Patents
Mailing Lists
    FAQ
    Netiquette
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
Links
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

Unauthorized use of a plant doesn't invalidate it's patent

RSS story archive

RE: Line Breeding


Kay Cangemi writes:
> What is line breeding? It's a term I've heard hybridizer use, but I've
> never heard an explanation.
> 
Line breeding occurs whenever closely related individuals are
intermated, such as full sibs, half sibs, and first cousins.  Line
breeding is an efficient breeding method for "fixing" the desired traits
in a relatively short period of time.  Line breeding results in each
succeeding generation becoming more homozygous as hybridizers continue
to line breed within a given line.  Line breeding can also lead to a
loss of vigor.  The most severe form of line breeding is
self-pollination.  Also undesirable traits can become fixed within a
given line.  However this can be overcome by maintaining a separate but
related line and crossing between the two.

Hope this helps.

Rick Tasco
Central CA Sierra Nevada foothills

PS--somehow your sender line is the same as the reply line when you send
your messages to iris-l?





 © 1995-2015 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index