Does genomic selection have a future in plant breeding?

Jones, E. and de Koning, D.-J. (2013) Does genomic selection have a future in plant breeding? Trends in Biotechnology. pp. 1-8.

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Plant breeding largely depends on phenotypic selection in plots and only for some, often disease-resistance-related traits, uses genetic markers. The more recently developed concept of genomic selection, using a black box approach with no need of prior knowledge about the effect or function of individual markers, has also been proposed as a great opportunity for plant breeding. Several empirical and theoretical studies have focused on the possibility to implement this as a novel molecular method across various species. Although we do not question the potential of genomic selection in general, in this Opinion, we emphasize that genomic selection approaches from dairy cattle breeding cannot be easily applied to complex plant breeding.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work was financially supported by Mistra Biotech a research program financed by Mistra – Stiftelsen for miljostrategisk forskning and SLU.
Uncontrolled Keywords: crops; estimated breeding value; genomic selection; marker-assisted selection.
Author Affiliation: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Box 7023, 75007 Uppsala, Sweden
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2013 08:55
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 08:55
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