Tobias Würschum

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Triticale is adapted to a wide range of abiotic stress conditions, is an important high-quality feed stock and produces similar grain yield but more biomass compared to other crops. Modern genomic approaches aimed at enhancing breeding progress in cereals require high-quality genetic linkage maps. Consensus maps are genetic maps that are created by a joint(More)
Detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in breeding populations offers the advantage that these QTL are of direct relevance for the improvement of crops via knowledge-based breeding. As phenotypic data are routinely generated in breeding programs and the costs for genotyping are constantly decreasing, it is tempting to exploit this information to unravel(More)
The implementation of genomic selection in breeding programs can be recommended for hybrid and line breeding in wheat. High prediction accuracies from genomic selection (GS) were reported for grain yield in wheat asking for the elaboration of efficient breeding strategies applying GS. Our objectives were therefore, (1) to optimize the number of lines,(More)
Modern genomics approaches rely on the availability of high-throughput and high-density genotyping platforms. A major breakthrough in wheat genotyping was the development of an SNP array. In this study, we used a diverse panel of 172 elite European winter wheat lines to evaluate the utility of the SNP array for genomic analyses in wheat germplasm derived(More)
Joint linkage association mapping (JLAM) combines the advantages of linkage mapping and association mapping, and is a powerful tool to dissect the genetic architecture of complex traits. The main goal of this study was to use a cross-validation strategy, resample model averaging and empirical data analyses to compare seven different biometrical models for(More)
Postembryonic organ formation in higher plants relies on the activity of stem cell niches in shoot and root meristems where differentiation of the resident cells is repressed by signals from surrounding cells. We searched for mutations affecting stem cell maintenance and isolated the semidominant l28 mutant, which displays premature termination of the shoot(More)
There is increasing awareness that epistasis plays a role for the determination of complex traits. This study employed an association mapping approach in a large panel of 455 diverse European elite soft winter wheat lines. The genotypes were evaluated in multi-environment trials and fingerprinted with SSR markers to dissect the underlying genetic(More)
To achieve the food and energy security of an increasing World population likely to exceed nine billion by 2050 represents a major challenge for plant breeding. Our ability to measure traits under field conditions has improved little over the last decades and currently constitutes a major bottleneck in crop improvement. This work describes the development(More)
During plant embryogenesis, a simple body plan is established that consists of shoot meristem, cotyledons, hypocotyl, root, and root meristem along the apical–basal axis and a concentric arrangement of epidermis, subepidermal ground tissue, and central vascular cylinder along the radial axis. To establish this organization, the cells of the embryo need to(More)
Genomic selection is a promising breeding strategy for rapid improvement of complex traits. The objective of our study was to investigate the prediction accuracy of genomic breeding values through cross validation. The study was based on experimental data of six segregating populations from a half-diallel mating design with 788 testcross progenies from an(More)