Quantitative Genetics of Heterosis

@inproceedings{Lamkey1999QuantitativeGO,
  title={Quantitative Genetics of Heterosis},
  author={Kendall R. Lamkey and Jode W. Edwards},
  year={1999}
}
Nearly 50 years have elapsed since the seminal heterosis conference was held at Iowa State College (Gowen, 1952). That conference undoubtedly grew out of the obvious importance of maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids in the agricultural economy of Iowa and the USA as well as the lack of understanding of the phenomenon of heterosis. Farmers in Iowa rapidly adopted maize hybrids. In just 15 years, Iowa went from 0 to 100% of the maize acreage being planted to hybrids. Gowen (1952) stated the following… CONTINUE READING

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