Table 1

Genetic load study: correlation analysis between Brassica napus and Brassica rapa AFLP genomic markers and hybrid productivity.

Correlation results between Brassica napus crop-specific AFLP markers and hybrid productivity


No Competition

Competition


Line (BC1/F2)

Seed Yield

Vegetative Biomass

Seed Yield

Vegetative Biomass

Wheat Biomass


GT1

0.6*

0.7*

-0.2

-0.4

0.2

GT5

0.4

0.4

0.3

0.4

-0.1

GT9

0.1

-0.01

-0.5

-0.4

0.1


Global Analysis

0.5*

0.4*

0.1

0.1

0.1


Correlation results between Brassica rapa weed-specific AFLP markers and hybrid productivity


No Competition

Competition


Line (BC1/F2)

Seed Yield

Vegetative Biomass

Seed Yield

Vegetative Biomass

Wheat Biomass


GT1

0.4

0.4

0.8*

-0.2

0.2

GT5

0.4

0.4

0.4

-0.1

-0.1

GT9

0.3

-0.1

0.3

0.1

0.1


Global Analysis

0.1

0.1

0.7*

-0.1

0.1


* Denotes significant results (P < 0.01)

The numeric values represent Pearson correlation coefficients (r).

Hybrids were grown in the presence and absence of interspecific competition with wheat.

Rose et al. BMC Biotechnology 2009 9:93   doi:10.1186/1472-6750-9-93

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