, Volume 66, Issue 3, pp 177-185

A note on the analysis of reciprocal effects in diallel crosses

Rent the article at a discount

Rent now

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access


Maternal effects and sex-linkage give rise to differences between reciprocal crosses. In diallel-cross analyses, the presence of these effects will cause biases in the estimates of the genetical components of the variation. A method of analysis is described in which this bias is removed. Also, a worked example demonstrates the analysis for a case where males only are available.