NOTE ON REPEATED SELECTION IN THE NORMAL CASE
Technical rept. no. 19
NEW YORK STATE COLL OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES ITHACA
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Selection for a quantitative trait often continues for several cycles, as in the successive annual screening of a plant population in the process of developing new varieties. With plant selection, as with most other selection problems, the trait x being selected for cannot be measured without error, and actual selections are based on the observation y x e where e is the error chance variable and follows a normal distribution.
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