Table I. Means, ranges, difference within range, and broad-sense heritability estimates for percent starch, protein, and oil kernel composition best linear unbiased predictors on a dry matter basis in the NAM population and 282 inbred AP

Number of QTLs detected in NAM by joint-linkage analysis for each trait with their respective R2 values explaining the amount of genetic variation detected by the QTLs.

TraitPopulationMeanRangeDifferenceBroad-Sense HeritabilityQTLsR2
StarchNAM founders66.362.3–69.67.3
NAM RILs67.759.7–73.013.30.852159.1
AP66.559.6–70.310.70.88
ProteinNAM founders13.712.3–15.33.0
NAM RILs13.610.8–17.76.80.832661.0
AP14.011.5–17.56.00.87
OilNAM founders4.43.5–5.52.0
NAM RILs4.22.8–6.43.60.862269.7
AP4.43.1–8.25.20.91