Despite the advances obtained, the function of the genetic breeding must be continuous in the reach of the varietal ideotype
, and for that, the final stage of evaluation of cultivars in field experiments demands precision (MATEI et al., 2017).
Definition of the optimum ideotype
for each crop type is necessary so that breeders focus on developing crop varieties with a desirable architecture and high yield potential.
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Thurling, "Application of the ideotype
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Thus, the agronomic ideotype
can be obtained by simultaneous selection of grain yield, characters related to architecture of the ideal plant, resistance to abiotic and biotic stress factors, and nutritional quality of the final product.
and growth redundancy: a game theoretical analysis.
Breeding for yield components and the creation of new sunflower ideotype
require an increased use of wild species of Helianthus and potential inbreds in breeding programmes, yet hybrid superiority over male and female inbreds is the key to successful development of sunflower hybrids.
The Harumanis seedling from elite rootstock and ideotype
scion were planted in 500m2 greenhouse at planting 3.25 x 3.25 m.
Wricke and Weber  suggested the use of the Euclidean and Mahalanobis distances to classify the genotypes for various traits simultaneously, based on their distance from an ideal genotype (ideotype
), defined by the researcher.