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Robert R. Shortell, William A. Meyer, and Stacy A. Bonos

. Therefore, characters with high heritability have little environmental influence and should be consistent in multiple environments. Materials and Methods One hundred seventy-three Kentucky bluegrass cultivars and selections were evaluated in this study

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James F. Cahill and Eric G. Lamb

including the traits associated with competitive ability in plants, the costs and benefits of plasticity in those traits, and how plants respond to multiple challenges such as competition and herbivory. These questions are at the foundation of important

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Gabriele Gusmini and Todd C. Wehner

value (narrow-sense heritability and gain from selection calculated from additive variance), it was considered close to zero and omitted. The number of effective factors, an estimate of the genetic factors determining a quantitative trait (Mendelian

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Xuefei Ning, Xianlei Wang, Zhijie Yu, Simeng Lu, and Guan Li

Cucurbitaceae seeds were quantitative traits generally controlled by multiple genes. Several QTLs associated with seed traits were detected on seven linkage groups in watermelon ( Chi et al., 2017 ; Liu et al., 2014 ; Yi et al., 2014 ). QTL analysis of

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Randy G. Gardner and Dilip R. Panthee

selections indicated homozygous for the Sw-5 gene by the molecular marker test and having the most desirable horticultural traits. The 30 selections chosen for further evaluation and selection were also tested for molecular markers linked to the Mi gene

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Jack E. Staub, Isabelle Y. Delannay, and Jin-Feng Chen

target environments, strategic crossing of these IBLs with elite lines may allow for the development of broad- and narrow-based populations for phenotypic and/or marker-assisted selection ( Fan et al., 2006 ). Where IBL have contrasting traits, they have

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Xuan Wu, Shuyin Liang, and David H. Byrne

al., 2015 ; Morel et al., 2009 ; Wu et al., 2019 ). Little is known about which traits are critical to the selection of specific bush shapes. The focus of the TAMU Rose Breeding and Genetics program is the development of garden roses for the modern

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Patrick J. Conner

unpatented grower selections. This test was designed to determine if these clones warrant recommendation in southern Georgia as new cultivars, as well as to determine which clones have traits potentially useful to pecan breeding programs. Materials and

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Hsuan Chen, Jason D. Lattier, Kelly Vining, and Ryan N. Contreras

ornamental crop in the United States. In 2014, sales in excess of $20 million were reported ( U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2016 ). Breeders have improved many ornamental traits in lilacs such as larger flowers, double flowers, and fragrance ( Dadpour et al

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Patrick D. O'Boyle, James D. Kelly, and William W. Kirk

considerable promise for breeding genetic resistance to CBB ( Kelly et al., 2003 ; Miklas et al., 2006 ). Molecular markers allow breeders to avoid direct screening techniques that may be less effective in selection of quantitative traits that are