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Heterosis: Quiz

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Question 1: Donald F. Jones at the ________ Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven invented the first practical method of producing a high-yielding hybrid maize in 1914-1917.
MassachusettsConnecticutMaineRhode Island

Question 2: In ________, "blue butts" are produced by the cross of Hampshire and Yorkshire.
Wild boarPigCattleHippopotamus

Question 3: In cattle, hybrids between ________ and Hereford produce a hybrid known as a "Black Baldy".
KansasFast foodHardee'sAngus cattle

Question 4: William James Beal of Michigan State University based on work begun in 1879 at the urging of ________.
EvolutionCharles Darwin's religious viewsCharles DarwinCharles Darwin's education

Question 5: Heterosis is a term used in ________ and selective breeding.
BiologyDNAEvolutionGenetics

Question 6: Modern corn hybrids substantially outyield conventional cultivars and respond better to ________.
PotassiumPhosphorusNitrogenFertilizer

Question 7: Nearly all field corn (________) grown in most developed nations exhibits heterosis.
RiceMilkMaizeSoybean







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