Descriptive Statistics and Correlation Analysis of Three Kernel Morphology Traits in a Maize Recombinant Inbred Line Population
Maize (Zea mays L.) is one of the most important crops throughout the world. In this study, three agronomic traits related to kernel morphology of a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population derived from the cross between Mo17 and Huangzao4 were selected to be investigated, including kernel length, kernel width and kernel height. Furthermore, the descriptive statistics and correlation analysis were performed using SPSS 11.5 software in the three traits. The results are useful for further quantitative trait locus mapping and molecular marker-assisted selection for the three kernel morphology traits in maize breeding program.
KeywordsMaize (Zea mays L.) Kernal-related traits RIL population Descriptive statistics Correlation analysis
This work was financially supported by the Scientific Research Fund of the Sichuan Provincial Education Department (13ZA0012) of China.
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