A remark on genotype selection in plant breeding projects

Ewa Bakinowska, Andrzej Bichoński, Radosław Kala, Bogna Zawieja
2015 Biometrical Letters  
One of the main problems in plant breeding is the selection of the best genotypes. Most often the selection is made using yield as a main trait of continuous type, and ignoring the other traits of discrete type. Here, a simple procedure is proposed for dealing with the selection problem using not only the yield, but also an auxiliary discrete trait. The method is based on transforming the continuous variable into a discrete one and testing the dependence of variables with the use of contingency
more » ... use of contingency tables. The procedure is illustrated by a real unreplicated experiment with winter wheat.
doi:10.1515/bile-2015-0012 fatcat:vxfneglh3jeblbfmjpwesonvkq