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Table 4 Correlations between different phenotypic traits evaluated in an F1 pseudo-testcross mapping population at the BVL

From: QTL mapping of flowering time and biomass yield in tetraploid alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.)

  TOF015 TOF017 SY017 CSB FD015 FD016 WD017 WH016 WH017
TOF015   − 0.05NS − 0.03NS − 0.03NS − 0.10* − 0.11* − 0.05NS − 0.11* − 0.02NS
TOF017    − 0.24** − 0.26** − 0.13* − 0.06NS − 0.07NS − 0.06NS − 0.06NS
SY017     0.37** 0.30** 0.15* 0.12* − 0.13* − 0.06NS
CSB      0.11* 0.01NS − 0.01NS − 0.01NS − 0.16**
  1. BVL refers to the Georgia Mountain Research and Education Center (BVL) in Blairsville
  2. TOF Timing of flowering, SY Spring yield, FD Fall dormancy, WD Winter dormancy, WH Winter hardiness and, CSB Cumulative summer biomass
  3. *P < 0.05, **P < 0.01, NSnon-signifiant