Keith Briggs

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Malting is an important end use of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). The suitability of barley for malting depends on numerous quality characteristics, all of which are affected by genetic and environmental variation and many of which are inter-related. Here, our objective was to use genome mapping to improve knowledge about the genetic basis for variation and(More)
Quantitative trait locus (QTL) main effects and QTL by environment (QTLxE) interactions for seven agronomic traits (grain yield, days to heading, days to maturity, plant height, lodging severity, kernel weight, and test weight) were investigated in a two-row barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) cross, Barrington/TR306. A 127-point base map was constructed from(More)
We have made use of a genetic approach to develop homozygous, near-isogenic germplasm for investigating aluminium (Al) resistance in Triticum aestivum L. A conventional backcross program was used to transfer Al resistance from the Al-resistant cultivar, Maringa, to a locally-adapted, Al-sensitive cultivar, Katepwa. At the third backcross stage, a single,(More)
Evaluation of the effect of selection in 3 different F3 populations of hard red spring wheat was achieved for yield and breadmaking quality parameters by examining the subsequent performance of F3 selections as populations of F5 lines. For baking absorption the mean performance of the F5 populations was positively related to the performance of the F3(More)
An F4-derived F6 recombinant inbred line population (n = 148) of a cross between the durable stripe (yellow) rust (caused by Puccinia striiformis) and leaf (brown) rust (caused by Puccinia triticina) resistant cultivar, Triticum aestivum 'Cook', and susceptible genotype Avocet-YrA was phenotyped at several locations in Canada and Mexico under artificial(More)
The Feigenbaum constants arise in the theory of iteration of real functions. We calculate here to high precision the constants a and S associated with period-doubling bifurcations for maps with a single maximum of order z , for 2 < z < 12. Multiple-precision floating-point techniques are used to find a solution of Feigenbaum's functional equation, and hence(More)