Prospects for genomewide selection for quantitative traits in maize

  title={Prospects for genomewide selection for quantitative traits in maize},
  author={Rex Bernardo and Jianming Yu},
  journal={Crop Science},
The availability of cheap and abundant molecular markers in maize (Zea mays L.) has allowed breeders to ask how molecular markers may best be used to achieve breeding progress, without conditioning the question on how breeding has traditionally been done. Genomewide selection refers to marker-based selection without fi rst identifying a subset of markers with signifi - cant effects. Our objectives were to assess the response due to genomewide selection compared with marker-assisted… 

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