TABLE 6

The reliability ratio, k, and regressions of outbred line fitnesses on the sum of the parental inbred line fitnesses

TraitkSlopeSE95% confidence limitst-value
Proportion of germination0.7690.1090.055(0.0001, 0.217)1.99*
Number of flowers0.7160.0460.089(-0.131, 0.223)0.52
Viable pollen per flower0.7820.3290.067(0.196, 0.461)4.94***
Fraction of viable pollen0.8440.1660.053(0.062, 0.271)3.17**
Pollen grains per flower0.7240.2400.050(0.140, 0.341)4.76***
Ovules per flower0.7160.3030.086(0.132, 0.474)3.52***
Germination to viable pollen0.7580.3010.148(0.006, 0.597)2.03*
Germination to ovules0.6560.2300.132(-0.033, 0.493)1.74
Germination to total gametes0.7240.2760.147(-0.016, 0.567)1.88
  • *P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.001.