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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1971. Department of Agronomy.
This investigation was initiated to attempt to obtain further evidence on the mode of inheritance and the nature of gene effects involved in controlling prolificacy in maize.
Eight agronomic traits were analyzed in this study for general and specific combining abilities in both the F1 and the F2 generations of a ten-line diallel cross grown at two plant population densities. Individual analyses for each planting rate were performed for each trait. Six generation means consisting of P1, P2, F1, F2, P1F1, and P2F1 were used for each of the 32 crosses to estimate six genetic parameters.
Advisor: Charles O. Gardner