For example, Plant A has good traits (A) and bad traits (a)... Same for plant B... When you cross plant A with plant B, you don't get all plants AB, you also get Ab, aB and ab... in equal ratios. (Google Mendel ratio).
If you breed plant A and B together, select just the AB children... then breed those children and select only the AB plants... and repeat until everytime you breed an AB plant with another AB plant, you only get AB plants... Then you have a true breeding strain.
Does that make sense?
Yes this explains it well. Coupled with some reading I understand. Now the trick of
learning how to select AB phenos. Or, and this is interesting, enjoy the variations
Do I understand that the selection can go back through out the lineage of the strain?
Like many, many, many years? 100s, 1000s? So in effect I can see strain traits from
the beginning of the strain?
How the hell do you pick out the AB plants enough time time narrow down your traits
to the good ones? How many plants will it take to actually see all the genetics in the
lineage? Ever see the end or do you simply have to decide and go with it?
Thanks for your help Loki .....
Edited by iCLONE, 05 November 2010 - 06:58 PM.