TABLE 1

Heritabilities 2) and estimated number of genes (k̂) for agronomic and seed traits in inbred and hybrid populations of inbred backcross lines

Inbred populationsHybrid populations
IBLsĥ295% C.I.a for ĥ295% C.I. for
Flowering time
    MBC1S30.945.3(4.0-7.4)0.783.0(2.1-4.2)
    MBC2S20.915.7(3.9-7.9)0.742.3(1.3-3.5)
    WBC1S30.967.5(5.6-11.6)0.865.3(3.9-7.5)
    WBC2S20.9110.7(8.0-15.1)0.744.8(3.3-6.9)
Plant height
    MBC1S30.401.1(0.7-1.7)0.141.4(0.8-2.0)
    MBC2S20.320.9(0.3-1.5)0.180.6(0.1-1.2)
    WBC1S30.502.4(1.6-3.4)0.180.7(0.3-1.2)
    WBC2S20.343.5(2.2-5.2)0.221.6(0.7-2.5)
Seed weight
    MBC1S30.643.0(2.1-4.2)0.442.6(1.8-3.7)
    MBC2S20.695.4(3.7-7.6)0.511.0(0.3-1.7)
    WBC1S30.592.8(1.9-3.9)0.341.0(0.5-1.6)
    WBC2S20.463.1(1.9-4.6)0.371.4(0.6-2.3)
Oil content
    MBC1S30.761.7(1.1-2.5)
    MBC2S20.741.7(0.8-2.7)
    WBC1S30.693.0(2.1-4.3)
    WBC2S20.512.7(1.6-4.0)
Seed yield
    MBC1S30.572.5(1.7-3.5)0.100.3(0.1-0.6)
    MBC2S20.438.0(5.8-11.1)0.050.5(0.0-1.0)
    WBC1S30.501.9(1.2-2.7)0.182.2(1.5-3.2)
    WBC2S20.472.9(1.7-4.2)0.111.0(0.3-1.8)
  • a C.I., confidence interval.