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pedigree

1. 
a. the line of descent of a purebred animal
b. (as modifier): a pedigree bull
2. a document recording this

pedigree

[′ped·ə‚grē]
(genetics)
Diagrammatic representation of the ancestry of an individual.
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Oh605 was developed through pedigree selection as a bulk composite of a [S.sub.6] line from G24-4.
Using 30 hybrid populations re-created for the purpose of comparing [F.sub.2] bulk testing with pedigree selection, Percy (2003) reported that a poor association of [F.sub.2] population traits was measured when correlated to the pedigree selection records.
Single plant pedigree selection began in the [F.sub.2] generation and continued through the [F.sub.5] generation.