Sankhya: The Indian Journal of Statistics
1998, Volume 60, Series B, Pt. 3, 511--524
ON OPTIMALITY OF SOME PARTIAL DIALLEL CROSS DESIGNS
Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi ,
ANGELA M. DEAN The Ohio State University, Columbus
SUDHIR GUPTA Northern Illinois University, Dekalb
SUMMARY. Various forms of diallel crosses play an important role in evaluating the breeding potential of genetic material in plant and animal breeding. In this paper we consider partial diallel crosses in incomplete block or completely randomized designs. Optimal designs in both the unblocked and blocked situations are characterized. Two methods of construction of MS-optimal designs are proposed leading to design families which have very high A- and D-efficiencies
AMS (1991) subject classification. 62K05 .
Key words and phrases. Diallel cross design, block design, MS-optimality, A-efficiency, D-efficiency.
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