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Trustee Election Ballots Have Been Mailed

Participate in the selection of members who serve on the ASA Board of Trustees by voting online or by paper ballot.

Here are the 2020 Trustee candidates. Please take the time to get to know them.

Heterosis

Term Definition
Heterosis
The improved or increased productivity of hybrid offspring compared to the parents, also known as hybrid vigor. Some traits exhibit more hybrid vigor than others; for instance, fertility is a trait with a large improvement in crossbred offspring over the parents while carcass traits typically have less heterosis. The improvement above the average of the parents is due to non-additive traits.
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