Heritability and expected selection response for yield traits in blanched asparagus.

@article{Gatti2005HeritabilityAE,
  title={Heritability and expected selection response for yield traits in blanched asparagus.},
  author={Ileana Gatti and Fernando L{\'o}pez Anido and Vanina Cravero and Pablo Asprelli and Enrique L. Cointry},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2005},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={67-73}
}
Despite the continuous breeding that has been conducted with asparagus (Asparagus officinalis L.) since the beginning of the last century, there is little information on parameters for predicting direct and indirect selection response. Yield traits for blanched asparagus production were studied along a two-year period in a half-sib family population planted in Zavalla, Argentina. Half-sib family mean heritability values were low for total yield and marketable spear number (0.31 and 0.35… CONTINUE READING