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Journal of Applied Genetics 41(4), 2000, pp. 247-252

An evaluation of some morphological traits in doubled haploid lines and their F1 hybrids of head cabbage Kamienna Głowa in the vegetative phase

Piotr KAMINSKI


Abstract: The internal stump length, head mass and head shape of doubled haploid (DH) lines and their F1 hybrids of head cabbage Kamienna Głowa were compared. It was found that the range of variation in the investigated traits of DH lines was higher than that of their F1 hybrids. The head mass of the DH lines indicated some level of inbreeding depression, but their F1 hybrids showed a significant effect of heterosis. Genes responsible for flattened head shape were dominant over rounded shape genes. The longer internal stump trait was dominant over the shorter one.

Key words: Brassica oleracea var. capitata, doubled haploids, F1 hybrids, heterosis.

Correspondence: P. KAMINSKI, Department of Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology, Research Institute of Vegetable Crops, ul. Konstytucji 3 Maja 1/3, 96-100 Skierniewice, Poland.