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Kobiljski, B., Dencic, S., Kondic-Spika, A. et al. Locating stable across environment QTL involved in the determination of agronomic characters in wheat. CEREAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS 37, 327–333 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1556/CRC.37.2009.3.1
- agronomic performance
- flowering time
- genetic mapping
- quantitative trait loci (QTL)
- ear morphology
- yield components