Genetic variation for grain yield and related traits in sorghum introgression populations

@article{Cox1984GeneticVF,
  title={Genetic variation for grain yield and related traits in sorghum introgression populations},
  author={Thomas Stan Cox and K. J. Frey},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={1984},
  volume={68},
  pages={145-153}
}
Each of two sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) cultivars were crossed with representatives of three wild sorghum races. Backcross-derived sorghum populations containing 3.125 to 50% wild germplasm were evaluated for grain yield, 100-kernel weight, days to flower, and plant height. Population means increased linearly with backcrossing for kernel weight, increased curvilinearly for grain yield, decreased curvilinearly for plant height, and changed erratically for days to flower. For all traits… CONTINUE READING