Quantitative Genetics of Heterosis

dc.contributor.author Lamkey, K. R.
dc.contributor.author Lamkey, Kendall
dc.contributor.author Edwards, J. W.
dc.contributor.department Agronomy
dc.date 2018-02-18T23:23:56.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T23:02:26Z
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dc.date.embargo 2017-09-26
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.description.abstract <p>Nearly 50 years have elapsed since the seminal heterosis conference was held at Iowa State College (Gowen, 1952). That conference undoubtedly grew out of the obvious importance of maize (Zea mays L.) hybrids in the agricultural economy of Iowa and the USA as well as the lack of understanding of the phenomenon of heterosis. Farmers in Iowa rapidly adopted maize hybrids. In just 15 years, Iowa went from 0 to 100% of the maize acreage being planted to hybrids. Gowen (1952) stated the following about hybrid maize "It seems likely that in no other period of like years has there been such an increase in food produced over so many acres of land. The return from hybrid corn has been phenomenal, but it is now evidently approaching an asymptotic value." If only Gowen could have looked ahead 50 years, because the best was yet to come (Fig. 4-1).</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This proceeding was published as Lamkey, K. R. and J. W. Edwards. 1999. Quantitative genetics of heterosis. p. 31-48. In: J.G. Coors and S. Pandey (ed.) Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Genetics and Exploitation of Heterosis in Crops, CIMMYT, Mexico City, Mexico, 17-22 Aug. 1997.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural Science
dc.subject.disciplines Agronomy and Crop Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Plant Breeding and Genetics
dc.title Quantitative Genetics of Heterosis
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