TABLE 2

Comparison of the predicted and observed means of the selected populations

Subpopulation
No. of QTLSelect decreaseSelect increaseUnselected population
TraitDetectedAppliedObservedPredictedObservedPredictedObservedPredicted
CNa74b0.83 (0.43)0.9013.61 (·)17.039.93 (8.29)7.83
DBHc65d163.05 (35.64)160.06g232.38 (20.00)233.84g197.75 (34.49)197.68
BSe53f1.24 (·)2.205.01 (0.82)5.133.70 (1.07)3.66

CN, DBH, and BS denote cone number, diameter, and branch score, respectively. Numbers in parentheses are standard deviations.

  • a Numbers of individual trees are 3, 1, and 113 in the three subpopulations.

  • b Select cone QTL at [2, 6, 0], [5, 10, 0], [10, 5, 7], and [10, 9, 0].

  • c Numbers of individuals are 2, 3, and 129 in the three populations.

  • d Select diameter QTL at [1, 4, 0], [2, 2, 0], [5, 5, 0], [10, 5, 9], and [12, 5, 9].

  • e Numbers of individuals are 1, 5, and 128 in the three populations.

  • f Select branch score QTL at [11, 4, 21], [11, 6, 0], and [12, 5, 0].

  • g Assume that the QTL at [1, 3, 61] and [1, 4, 0] have coupling phase.