Using marker-maps in marker-assisted selection.

  title={Using marker-maps in marker-assisted selection.},
  author={John C. Whittaker and R. N. Curnow and Chris S. Haley and Robin Thompson},
  journal={Genetical research},
  volume={66 3},
A method of using information on the location of markers to improve the efficiency of marker-assisted selection (MAS) in a population produced by a cross between two inbred lines is developed. The method is closer to mapping QTL than the selection index approaches to MAS described by previous authors. We use computer simulations to compare our method with phenotypic selection and two selection index approaches, simulations being performed on three genetic maps. The simulations show that whilst… CONTINUE READING