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Designs for Diallel Cross Experiments with Specific Combining Abilities
Ashish Das and Aloke Dey
For the data collected via a diallel cross experiment, a model that incorporates both general and specific combining ability effects is postulated. Under such a model, conditions are derived for a block design to be orthogonal in the sense that contrasts among the general combining ability effects, after eliminating the block effects, are estimated free from the specific combining ability effects. Conditions are also derived for such a design to be universally optimal. Some remarks are made on the existence of universally optimal designs.
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