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n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

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In the lines selected for increased longevity, the six groups of progeny of individual parents were chosen from the 15 [degrees] C pool whose brothers and sisters had the highest median life span in the longevity assay (family selection; Falconer 1989).
Several authors have shown that the use of family selection can contribute to parental selection and to crosses aimed at obtaining improved populations in several cultures (ANDRADE et al., 2011; FERREIRA et al., 2010; ARNHOLD et al., 2009).
De Sousa-Vieira and Milligan (1999) examined intra-row plant spacing as a source of variation affecting the efficacy of progeny testing and family selection. The effect of intra-row plant spacing on direct and indirect path coefficients, however, has not been examined.
Volunteers are needed to help with the family selection process, site selection, fund-raising, and other administrative necessities.
Only after this would the process of legal adoptionwhich includes application of interested parents, preparation of home study report, screening of applications, matching or family selection, pre-placement and placement of child, supervised trial custody, finalization of adoption, and issuance of adoption documentscommence.
Family selection can be adopted when the selection traits have low heritability, like sugarcane productivity traits (JACKSON; MCRAE, 1998, 2001).
Smith has been appointed to the Family Selection Committee for the Gwinnett-based organization.
Five families have qualified to be included in the Family Selection Lottery, which will take place at 6:30 p.m.
The pick includes Family Selection Semillon/ Chardonnay 2009, pounds 5.99, Deen de Bortoli Vat 7 Chardonnay 2008, pounds 8.99 and Deen de Bortoli Vat 4 Petit Verdot 2007, pounds 9.99, a deep red.
The family was advanced with no additional within family selection and selected in 1995 ([F.sub.6] generation) for its high grain yield potential.
Applicants must complete an application by deadlines, provide required documents, complete 10 hours of sweat equity before selection, interview with Family Selection Committee and be approved by the board of directors.

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