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PLABSTAT: A computer program for statistical analysis of plant breeding experiments

PLABSTAT

PLABSTAT may be read as PLAnt Breeding STATistical program or alternatively as PLAnned Block experiments and their STATistical analysis. In the age of wide-spread statistical computer packages the question arises if special programs for statistical analyses of agronomy and plant breeding experiments should be written. The present program is concise …
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Plant Breeding

This presentation talks about variety protection: 1) Plant variety protection         Important exemptions         Problems and solutions 2) Patents
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Plant Breeding

A backcross is a cross between a F1 and one of its parents. There are single backcrosses and repeated backcrosses. A F 2 population, born from a segregation of a F1 holds 3n (n=number of different loci) genotypes. The same F1 backcrossed to one of its homozygous parents holds 2 n …
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Plant Breeding

In restricted sense a hybrid is a cross between two genetically different (homozygous) inbred lines. Such a cross is also called a “F1-hybrid” or a single cross. Products of a series of other crosses also may be called hybrids. In some plant species, it is not possible to create completely …
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Plant Breeding

What is plant breeding? Several definitions: Vavilov: “Evolution at the will of man” Changing the phenotype of plants to fulfill needs of mankind (or parts of mankind ?)   Since the needs are changing, phenotypes change accordingly: yield, quality, shelf life, storage life, …….
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Plant Breeding and Farmer Participation

This book provides a comprehensive description and assessment of the use of participatory plant breeding in developing countries. It is aimed at plant breeders, social scientists, students and practitioners interested in learning more about its use with the hope that they all will find a common ground to discuss ways …

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