The effect of low frequency random crossing on heterozygosity and frequency of recombinant homozygotes in lines developed by single seed descent

This study examines the effects of random cross-fertilization on genotypic frequencies during the development of lines by the method of single seed descent, using a combination of generation matrix methods and equilibrium prediction equations for two linked loci. Results show that heterozygosity declines rapidly in early generations, as in the case of… (More)