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what does the "F" in F1, F2 ect. mean

Jason B.
06-19-2004, 04:40 PM
I understand the concept 1st generation 2nd ect. , but would like to know what the "F" actualy means.
thanks

Siva
06-19-2004, 08:27 PM
i think the f stands for Filial(sp?) so F1 would be the first Filial generation and i'm am not* sure wht it means so wait till others reply before you accept mine but i think i learned that it means other than the parental so the F1 would be the children of the parental gneration... hope that made sense LOL :) sorry if it didn't

mattsnake
06-19-2004, 08:43 PM
Yeah, and I believe "filial" is Latin for generation.

janew
06-20-2004, 06:17 AM
Filial means "offspring generation", so it's designating the generation or sequence of generations following the parental generation.