Genotype x environment interaction

Non-parametric approach to the study of phenotypic stability

D. F. Ferreira, Fernandes, S. B., Bruzi, A. T., Ramalho, M. A. P., Ferreira, D. F., Fernandes, S. B., Bruzi, A. T., and Ramalho, M. A. P., Non-parametric approach to the study of phenotypic stability, vol. 15, p. -, 2016.

The aim of this study was to undertake the theoretical derivations of non-parametric methods, which use linear regressions based on rank order, for stability analyses. These methods were extension different parametric methods used for stability analyses and the result was compared with a standard non-parametric method. Intensive computational methods (e.g., bootstrap and permutation) were applied, and data from the plant-breeding program of the Biology Department of UFLA (Minas Gerais, Brazil) were used to illustrate and compare the tests.

Adaptability and stability of soybean genotypes in off-season cultivation

R. O. Batista, Hamawaki, R. L., Sousa, L. B., Nogueira, A. P. O., and Hamawaki, O. T., Adaptability and stability of soybean genotypes in off-season cultivation, vol. 14, pp. 9633-9645, 2015.

The oil and protein contents of soybean grains are important quantitative traits for use in breeding. However, few breeding programs perform selection based on these traits in different environments. This study assessed the adaptability and stability of 14 elite early soybean breeding lines in off-season cultivation with respect to yield, and oil and protein contents.

Adaptability and stability of genotypes of sweet sorghum by GGEBiplot and Toler methods

U. J. de Figueiredo, Nunes, J. A. R., Parrella, R. Ada C., Souza, E. D., da Silva, A. R., Emygdio, B. M., Machado, J. R. A., and Tardin, F. D., Adaptability and stability of genotypes of sweet sorghum by GGEBiplot and Toler methods, vol. 14, pp. 11211-11221, 2015.

Sweet sorghum has considerable potential for ethanol and energy production. The crop is adaptable and can be grown under a wide range of cultivation conditions in marginal areas; however, studies of phenotypic stability are lacking under tropical conditions. Various methods can be used to assess the stability of the crop. Some of these methods generate the same basic information, whereas others provide additional information on genotype x environment (G x E) interactions and/or a description of the genotypes and environments.

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