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Determining paternity in polyploids: Hexaploid simulation studies

The breeding of new sweetpotato varieties is a highly inefficient process, confounded by incompatibility, poor fertility, open-pollination and hexaploidy. Upwards of 12–20 lines are combined in open pollinated nurseries based on horticulturally important characteristics. After several years of selection most progeny can be traced back to just 3 or 4 …
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