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The Friesian breed makes a substantial contribution to beef production in Great Britain. The value of selection for beefing characteristics has been studied based on the discounted gene flow technique (M C C LIN T OCK and C UNNINGHAM). The technique has been adapted to consider the use of crossbred females as beef suckler cows. The selection for beef can(More)
The genetic basis of resistance to Rhynchosporium commune was investigated in a winter barley mapping population derived from a cross between cultivars Saffron (moderately susceptible) and Retriever (moderately resistant). Resistance was assessed in field trials through total infection (measured using qPCR), and visible disease symptoms. Phenotypic(More)
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