backcross parent

backcross parent

[′bak‚krȯs ‚per·ənt]
(genetics)
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These observations would suggest a hybridization dynamics in which jointed goatgrass serves as the predominant [F.sub.1] female parent and wheat as the predominant backcross parent.
Check plants of the recurrent backcross parent D6647 were all susceptible, plants of the nonrecurrent parents were nearly all resistant, and plants of the Molly (H13) check (not shown) were all resistant.
Three plants from each second-generation backcross parent, including the parent of GEMS-0001, were selfed and crossed to a private non-stiff-stalk tester, LH 185, and the testcrosses were grown in a five-location yield trial in the U.S.