Marker-assisted selection: an approach for precision plant breeding in the twenty-first century.

@article{Collard2008MarkerassistedSA,
  title={Marker-assisted selection: an approach for precision plant breeding in the twenty-first century.},
  author={Bertrand C. Y. Collard and David J Mackill},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={363 1491},
  pages={557-72}
}
DNA markers have enormous potential to improve the efficiency and precision of conventional plant breeding via marker-assisted selection (MAS). The large number of quantitative trait loci (QTLs) mapping studies for diverse crops species have provided an abundance of DNA marker-trait associations. In this review, we present an overview of the advantages of MAS and its most widely used applications in plant breeding, providing examples from cereal crops. We also consider reasons why MAS has had… CONTINUE READING
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