Meaning Combining ability

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Combining ability


The ability of an individual, when crossed, to produce progeny with strong expression of a particular trait.
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Combining ability


Good general combining ability (GCA) is the ability of an individual to produce progeny with high genetic quality, when crossed to many other individuals in the population.
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Combining ability


Good specific combining ability (SCA) is when the progeny from a particular full-sib cross perform better than what would be predicted from the general combining ability of either parent.
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