Effect of Puberulent Genotype on Oil, Protein And Sugar Content of Soybean Seed

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1972
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Rubaihayo, P. R.
Hadley, H. H.
Hymowitz, t.
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Soybean Glycine max (L.) Merrill seed may be divided into four categories: oil, protein sugar, and residual. In some genotypes oil, protein, and sugar account for approximately 75 per cent of the dry weight of the seed (Hymowitz and Hsu, 1969), Yield, per cent oil, and per cent protein are important characters in soybean breeding since oil and protein are valuable constituents of food feed and industrial products. Improvement programs for these characters have emphasized crosses among relatively few homozygous parents because artificial cross pollinations are tedious and the percentage of success is low. The consequence has been the development of closely related, improved genotypes with an extremely narrow genetic base and apparently limited potential for further improvement.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 38, p. 175-178
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