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Learn Introductory plant breeding with Braimy- B.Sc agriculture
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  • Quantitative characters are considerably affected by environment.
  • The main result of this effect is that the relationship between genotype and phenotype is partially or completely hidden i.e. the phenotype doesn’t reveal the genotype.
  • For eg: Phenotype = Genotype+ Environment P=G+E
  • If environment = 0 then phenotype = Genotype. However, the effect of environment is seldom zero. So, phenotype is the joint action of Genotype and Environment.
  • To estimate the effect of environment on a character, large No. of strain / genotypes are grown in a replicated trial and the data is subjected to analysis of variance as per the experimental design used.
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