Sunflower / Tournesol
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Table 7

Heterosis over mid-parent (MP), better-parent (BP) for fatty acids composition in sunflower.

Hybrid Palmitic acid Stearic acid Oleic acid Linoleic acid




MP BP MP BP MP BP MP BP
A1 × Rf1 8.27** −2.92** 17.00 13.78** −4.11* −11.20** −50.94** −8.79**
A1 × Rf9 −9.25** −20.83** −14.02 −19.10** 36.25** 17.29** −81.24** −66.24**
A1 × Rf18 −11.90** −9.09** −1.06** −10.25** −5.36* −12.53** −47.56** −1.93
A5 × Rf1 −9.56** −13.33** 65.12** 55.83** 14.67** 8.37** −66.76** −36.28**
A5 × Rf9 9.97** −24.64** 101.20** 75.00** 29.45** 13.52** −78.88** −60.98**
A5 × Rf18 11.69** −19.54** 68.38** 41.67** 8.83** 2.64 −63.39** −29.34**
A7 × Rf1 0.20 −5.37** 0.00 −0.41 −8.40** −8.51** −42.81** 13.93**
A7 × Rf9 −13.37** −14.31** 6.04** −2.43** 24.40** 15.01** −67.14** −37.23**
A7 × Rf18 7.10** 4.81** −11.91** −21.79** −14.18** −14.26** −38.02** 22.87**
A9 × Rf1 −10.36** −11.72** −25.60** −43.68** −0.25 −7.35** −51.36** −10.77**
A9 × Rf9 −13.66** −18.12** −27.15** −41.11** 18.66** 2.43 −67.39** −42.00**
A9 × Rf18 −5.53** −7.54** −25.03** −37.47** 8.40** 0.49 −59.90** −26.04**
A11 × Rf1 −21.44** −22.50** −14.52** −36.62** 39.59** 38.72** −79.70** −59.84**
A11 × Rf9 −17.17** −23.55** −9.55** −28.57** 30.04** 20.78** −70.11** −42.25**
A11 × Rf18 −22.15** −25.92** −36.71** −48.49** 37.09** 37.64** −77.40** −54.95**
A13 × Rf1 −18.83** −18.92** 31.74** 11.56** 23.66** 19.51** −71.86** −45.72**
A13 × Rf9 3.97** −2.72** −38.49** −43.64** −5.09** −15.06** −49.10** −5.42**
A13 × Rf18 2.61** −0.97* −12.15** −16.47** 5.89** 2.12 −55.81** −14.15**
A33 × Rf1 −2.65** −10.90** −20.27** −32.56** −6.72** −8.97** −43.37** 12.15**
A33 × Rf9 −9.56** −11.59** −0.16 −8.65** 4.50* −1.25 −53.95** −11.47**
A33 × Rf18 −5.21** −10.21** −14.11** −18.44** 0.52 −1.69 −48.96** −1.18
L.S.D 0.75 0.86 0.28 0.33 3.46 3.99 2.65 2.35

*, ** and ns indicates significant at the 0.05 and 0.01 level of probability and non-significant, respectively.

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