Improving breeding efficiency in potato using molecular and quantitative genetics

@article{Slater2014ImprovingBE,
  title={Improving breeding efficiency in potato using molecular and quantitative genetics},
  author={Anthony T. Slater and Noel O. I. Cogan and Ben J. Hayes and Lee Schultz and M. B. Dale and Glenn J. Bryan and John W. Forster},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={127},
  pages={2279-2292}
}
Potatoes are highly heterozygous and the conventional breeding of superior germplasm is challenging, but use of a combination of MAS and EBVs can accelerate genetic gain. Cultivated potatoes are highly heterozygous due to their outbreeding nature, and suffer acute inbreeding depression. Modern potato cultivars also exhibit tetrasomic inheritance. Due to this genetic heterogeneity, the large number of target traits and the specific requirements of commercial cultivars, potato breeding is… CONTINUE READING
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