Marker-assisted selection using ridge regression

Whittaker, J.C. and Thompson, R. and Denham, M.C. (2000) Marker-assisted selection using ridge regression. Genetical Research, 75 (2). pp. 249-252.

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In crosses between inbred lines, linear regression can be used to estimate the correlation of markers with a trait of interest; these marker effects then allow marker assisted selection (MAS) for quantitative traits. Usually a subset of markers to include in the model must be selected: no completely satisfactory method of doing this exists. We show that replacing this selection of markers by ridge regression can improve the mean response to selection and reduce the variability of selection response

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Applied Statistics, University of Reading, PO Box 240, Earley Gate, Reading RG6 2FN, UK
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 09:23
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2011 09:23
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