Seed set on male-sterile plants is of general interest to geneticists. For the quantitative geneticist, high seed set allows greater flexibility in the design of basic genetic experiments, including selection and variance com-ponent estimation studies. For the plant breeder, high seed set raises a hope of hybrid soybean production. Hybrid production, to be economical, requires adequate seed yield on male-sterile plants grown in the field.
Carter, Thomas E. Jr.; Brar, Gurdip; Burton, Joe W.; and Fonseca, A. L.
"Research Notes : United States : Seed yield on field-grown ms2 ms2 male-sterile plants,"
Soybean Genetics Newsletter: Vol. 13
, Article 39.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/soybeangenetics/vol13/iss1/39