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Advanced Generation Breeding

Advanced generation breeding is discussed in the framework of the overall breeding strategy, with emphasis on the key decisions which need to be made, rather than on specific solutions for a particular species. Factors that should be considered in the formulation of a strategy include the biology of the species, the choice of breeding methods, the use of combined or separate breeding and production populations, the manner in which the advanced generations are to be produced and the extent to which inbreeding is to be minimized. Key questions in the evaluation of a breeding strategy are the gain per cycle, the cost per cycle and the duration of a cycle.

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Author(s): J. P. van Buijtenen

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1975