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Hybrid vigor in muskmelon crosses


L. F. Lippert
M. O. Hall

Authors Affiliations

L. 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.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 26(2):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n02p12. February 1972.

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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.

Lippert L, Hall M. 1972. Hybrid vigor in muskmelon crosses. Hilgardia 26(2):12-14. DOI:10.3733/ca.v026n02p12
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