Arts and Sciences
Seed size is an important aspect in agricultural development, yet the genotypic effects are poorly understood. Populations of seed from recombinant inbred lines from the species Arabidopsis thaliana were measured in order to perform an ANOVA and calculate broad sense heritability of seed size. One hundred seeds per plant were scanned and measured using the software Image J. The obtained calculations gave 50.59 percent of broad sense heritability. This data is currently being used to map the genes responsible for the phenotypic output.
Shanks, Emmily; Nwanne, Gerald; Carlson, Ann L.; Swanson, Rob; and Gong, Hui, "Heritability of Seed Size in Different Successions of Arabidopsis Thaliana" (2014). Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE). 358.