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Asymptotically efficient partial diallel crosses

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The asymptotic efficiency of partial diallel crosses is defined, and circulant plans having such a property are identified. In the absence of an optimal plan to suit his requirements, the breeder should opt for suggested plans to derive maximum information for given resources.

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Arya, A.S., Narain, P. Asymptotically efficient partial diallel crosses. Theoret. Appl. Genetics 79, 849–852 (1990).

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Key words

  • Partial diallel cross
  • Circulant plan
  • Combining ability
  • Optimal and asymptotically efficient plans