Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
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MATIELLO, Rodrigo Rodrigues et al. Characterization for plant height and flowering date in the biological species oatCaracterização da estatura de planta e data de florescimento na espécie biológica aveia. Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 1999, vol.34, n.8, pp. 1393-1398. ISSN 0100-204X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-204X1999000800011.
The use of wild oat races in artificial hybridization with cultivated oat (Avena sativa L.) has been used as a way of increasing the variability. This work aimed to identify the variability for plant height and flowering date of groups of cultivated oat genotypes, wild introductions of A. fatua L. and segregating populations of natural crosses between A. sativa and A. fatua. Wide genetic variability was observed for both traits in the groups and between them. The wild group of A. fatua L. showed high plants with early maturity, but in the segregating group there was reduced plant height and early maturity. The wild introductions of A. fatua L. studied in this work can be used in oat breeding programs to increase genetic variability by transferring specific characters into the cultivated germ plasm.
Keywords : plant breeding; Avena fatua; segregating populations.