TABLE 6

Summary of parameter estimation of the MIM model for the maize data

Backcross to
Mo17B73
a85.5290.59
b44.5927.44
b177.65126.05
c113.20
23.80
67.60
10.28
11.53
(%)d74.9078.23
• a μj is mean of the model for backcross j (bushels/acre).

• b and are residual and phenotypic variances in (bushels/acre)2 for backcross j, respectively.

• c is variance in (bushels/acre)2 due to the regression coefficients of the genetic effects in the model that is decomposed in parts due to α, β, γ, and δ.

• d is coefficient of determination.