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Thesis (M.S.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 1947. Department of Agronomy.
The objective of this investigation was to determine the extent to which the combining ability of prominent inbred lines may be recovered by one or two generations of backcrossing. The data are based upon the topcross performance of 34 backcross lines involving high-combining inbreds as recurrent parents. Two waxy hybrids and one waxy variety served as non-recurrent parents. From a study to determine the extent of error introduced into the yield evaluations resulting from the waxy gene, it is concluded that no important error resulted therefrom.
Advisor: T. A. Kiesselbach.