Hybrid vigor in muskmelon crosses
AuthorsL. F. Lippert
M. O. Hall
Authors AffiliationsL. F. Lippert is Associate Olericulturist, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside; M. O. Hall is Staff Research Associate, Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside.
Hilgardia 26(2):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n02p12. February 1972.
Hybrid vigor is evident in crosses between two parents when the hybrid offspring exceed either parent, or the average of the two parents, in expression of a character. Hybrid vigor is important in many economic plants, and has been previously reported for earliness and certain fruit characters in muskmelon.
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