Adaptability and phenotypic stability of common bean genotypes through Bayesian inference.

Abstract

This study used Bayesian inference to investigate the genotype x environment interaction in common bean grown in Mato Grosso do Sul State, and it also evaluated the efficiency of using informative and minimally informative a priori distributions. Six trials were conducted in randomized blocks, and the grain yield of 13 common bean genotypes was assessed. To represent the minimally informative a priori distributions, a probability distribution with high variance was used, and a meta-analysis concept was adopted to represent the informative a priori distributions. Bayes factors were used to conduct comparisons between the a priori distributions. The Bayesian inference was effective for the selection of upright common bean genotypes with high adaptability and phenotypic stability using the Eberhart and Russell method. Bayes factors indicated that the use of informative a priori distributions provided more accurate results than minimally informative a priori distributions. According to Bayesian inference, the EMGOPA-201, BAMBUÍ, CNF 4999, CNF 4129 A 54, and CNFv 8025 genotypes had specific adaptability to favorable environments, while the IAPAR 14 and IAC CARIOCA ETE genotypes had specific adaptability to unfavorable environments.

DOI: 10.4238/gmr.15028260

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@article{Correa2016AdaptabilityAP, title={Adaptability and phenotypic stability of common bean genotypes through Bayesian inference.}, author={Agenor Martinho Correa and Paulo Eduardo Teodoro and Manoel Carlos Gonçalves and La{\'i}s Mayara Azevedo Barroso and Maur{\'i}cio Andrade Nascimento and Ariane M R Dos Santos and Frank E. Torres}, journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR}, year={2016}, volume={15 2} }