Vivek Sharma
Authors: PhD Scholar Plant Breeding and Genetics
RARI Jaipur

Mating populations are specifically designed for genetic studies

• All possible combination of number of lines used as a males and females. The F1s or F2s derived from these crosses are then genetically analysed.
• A full diallel analysis : all one-way hybrids and parents
• A Partial or incomplete diallel analysis may contain just half the diallel without reciprocals or parents.
• Diallel crosses are usually used to estimate general combining ability for the parents and special combining ability for specific crosses, providing information for producing hybrids.

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