TABLE A1

Orthogonal contrasts for the analysis of design III with recombinant inbred lines

Contrast
• is the genotypic mean of the backcross progenies from F parents with marker genotype g backcrossed to parental line j (j = 2, 1). Only means are presented, since the coefficients for are the same (for a given g) for , , and . Contrasts , , and have the same coefficients as , , and for , respectively; for , the coefficients are the same but with opposite signs.