Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology
Print version ISSN 1516-8913
YOKOMIZO, Gilberto K.; VELLO, Natal A. and NEKASTCHALOW, Marcos C.. Preliminar evaluation of performance in topcrosses between vegetable type and grain type soybean. Braz. arch. biol. technol. [online]. 2000, vol.43, n.3, pp. 267-273. ISSN 1516-8913. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-89132000000300004.
Studies were conducted to evaluate the performance of topcrosses between food type soybean (with tendency to low physiological quality of the seeds) with two adapted grain type, seeking to associate adequate human food characteristics with adaptability. The conclusions were: a) The best topcrosses for vegetable type soybean were obtained predominantly with ´FT-2` and for seed yield with ´Doko`; b) The evaluated topcrosses presented high sensibility to winter conditions in comparison to summer, consequently the selection process in the winter it must be avoided; c) The selection for food type soybean it must be established in adequate values between individual plant yield and one hundred seed weight.
Keywords : Glycine max; seed size; vegetal breeding; vegetal germplasm.