Crop management impacts the efficiency of quantitative trait loci (QTL) detection and use: case study of fruit load×QTL interactions.

@article{Kromdijk2014CropMI,
  title={Crop management impacts the efficiency of quantitative trait loci (QTL) detection and use: case study of fruit load×QTL interactions.},
  author={Johannes Kromdijk and Nadia Bertin and Ep Heuvelink and Jaap Molenaar and Pieter H. B. de Visser and Leo F M Marcelis and Paul C. Struik},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 1},
  pages={11-22}
}
Mapping studies using populations with introgressed marker-defined genomic regions are continuously increasing knowledge about quantitative trait loci (QTL) that correlate with variation in important crop traits. This knowledge is useful for plant breeding, although combining desired traits in one genotype might be complicated by the mode of inheritance and co-localization of QTL with antagonistic effects, and by physiological trade-offs, and feed-back or feed-forward mechanisms. Therefore… CONTINUE READING