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Two days after planting we began the process of thinning the cells in our quads.

Notes on Germination - Two days after planting, plants had germinated in all cells except 109-110 and 115-116. So, we had candidates for a total of 124 plants from which we could make our selection.

Procedures for Thinning - To avoid imparting bias into the genetic background from which we will make our artificial selection, we have thinned our quads by removing plants that are least central to the cell. In other words, after thinning each cell contained only one plant that was closest to the center of the cell.

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