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Table 3 Pairwise trait correlations and covariances between genetic values for sweet cherry selections and unselected offspring

From: Genomic heritability estimates in sweet cherry reveal non-additive genetic variance is relevant for industry-prioritized traits

  Bloom Date Bloom Time Harvest Date Harvest Time PFRF Fruit Dimensions Fruit Weight Firmness SSC TA Powdery Mildew
Bloom Date 3.507 0.897*** 0.317*** 0.314*** 0.301*** 0.136* 0.196*** 0.223*** −0.101 0.133* 0.184**
Bloom Time 18.17 117.1 0.213*** 0.208*** 0.198*** 0.087 0.130* 0.134‡ −0.071 0.064 0.218***
Harvest Date 3.446 13.38 33.72 0.998*** 0.255*** 0.340*** 0.346*** 0.547*** −0.364*** 0.107 0.220***
Harvest Time 50.93 195.4 502.2 7508 0.251*** 0.334*** 0.341*** 0.549*** −0.355*** 0.106 0.225***
PFRF 74.88 283.9 196.2 2883 17,630 0.566*** 0.603*** 0.465*** −0.161*** 0.173‡ 0.185***
Fruit Dimensions 0.3082 1.142 2.394 35.10 91.09 1.468 0.946*** 0.511*** −0.507*** −0.210*** 0.462***
Fruit Weight 0.9209 3.695 5.042 74.33 201.1 2.880 6.311 0.514*** −0.435*** − 0.208*** 0.505***
Firmness 17.26 59.91 131.1 1964 2546 25.55 53.26 1702 −0.392*** 0.065 0.387***
SSC −0.3403 −1.387 −3.793 −55.10 −38.44 −1.101 −1.958 −28.99 3.214 0.267*** −0.340***
TA 0.02486 0.06856 0.06204 0.9132 2.295 −0.02541 −0.05219 0.2668 0.04778 0.009934 −0.215**
Powdery Mildew 0.3509 2.409 1.304 19.91 25.11 0.5707 1.295 16.28 −0.6215 −0.02181 1.041
  1. Correlations and covariances are given in the upper triangle and lower triangle, respectively, and trait variances are bolded on the diagonal. Statistical significance is labeled as ‡ = p < 0.10, * = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.01, *** = p < 0.001, signaling if the correlations are different from zero