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1

Sources of parental germplasm

- Cultivars
- Elite breeding lines
- Breeding lines / germplasm release
- Transgenic plants (GMO)
- Plant introductions of cultivated species (PIs)
- Related species and [sometimes] genera

2

Qualitative inheritance

At least ONE parent must have desired trait.

3

Quantitative inheritance

Transgressive segregation... perform better than parents -> outliers.

4

Improvement implies...

population development through parent selection.

5

When setting goals, make sure they are...

** achievable!

5 traits would be extremely difficult...
- ex. 1/4 x 1/8 x 1/20 x 1/60 x 1/100 = 1/3.84 million lines!

2 traits is more reasonable...
- ex. 1/4 x 1/8 = 32 lines!