6. Inbreeding Depression in Alfalfa and Cross-Pollinated Crops

  1. Jules Janick
  1. J. S. Jones and
  2. E. T. Bingham

Published Online: 22 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470650059.ch6

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 13

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 13

How to Cite

Jones, J. S. and Bingham, E. T. (2010) Inbreeding Depression in Alfalfa and Cross-Pollinated Crops, in Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 13 (ed J. Janick), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470650059.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 3 NOV 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471573432

Online ISBN: 9780470650059

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Keywords:

  • inbreeding depression in alfalfa and cross-pollinated crops;
  • genetic theories of inbreeding depression;
  • inbreeding, mating between individuals - closely related than by random chance;
  • grain yield and plant height of diploid maize inbred generations;
  • inbreeding depression in autotetraploids - induced and natural autotetraploids;
  • inbreeding depression, crop species of immense interest to plant breeders;
  • inbreeding, decline in vigor and fertility - in naturally cross-pollinated species;
  • inbreeding depression in diploid maize;
  • cross-pollinated crops, suffering severe inbreeding depression - first or two cycles of inbreeding;
  • genetic mechanism of inbreeding depression - increasing homozygosity of recessive alleles

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Genetic Theories of Inbreeding Depression

  • Inbreed Depression in Diploid Maize

  • Other Grass Species

  • Vegetable Crops

  • Inbreeding Depression in Autotetraploids

  • Conclusions

  • Literature Cited