Prediction of heterosis in crosses between inbred lines of Drosophila melanogaster

@article{Ehiobu1990PredictionOH,
  title={Prediction of heterosis in crosses between inbred lines of Drosophila melanogaster},
  author={N. G. Ehiobu and M. E. Goddard and Jeremy F. Taylor},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={1990},
  volume={80},
  pages={321-325}
}
The aim of the experiment was to determine if the estimated genetic distance between two populations could be used to predict the amount of heterosis that would occur when they were crossed. Eight lines of known relatedness to each other were produced by eight generations of sib mating and sub-lining. This produced lines that varied in coefficient of coancestry from zero to 0.78. Fourteen reciprocal crosses of these lines were used to measure heterosis for larval viability and adult fecundity… CONTINUE READING

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