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Genomic selection in plant breeding: Methods, models, and perspectives

Crossa, J., Pérez-Rodríguez, P., Cuevas, J., Montesinos-López, O., Jarquin, D., de los Campos, G., Burgueño, J., González-Camacho, J.M., Pérez-Elizalde, S., Beyene, Y., Dreisigacker, S., Singh, R., Zhang, X., Gowda, M., Roorkiwal, M., Rutkoski, J. and Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131 (2017) Genomic selection in plant breeding: Methods, models, and perspectives. Trends in Plant Science, 22 (11). pp. 961-975.

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Genomic selection (GS) facilitates the rapid selection of superior genotypes and accelerates the breeding cycle. In this review, we discuss the history, principles, and basis of GS and genomic-enabled prediction (GP) as well as the genetics and statistical complexities of GP models, including genomic genotype × environment (G × E) interactions. We also examine the accuracy of GP models and methods for two cereal crops and two legume crops based on random cross-validation. GS applied to maize breeding has shown tangible genetic gains. Based on GP results, we speculate how GS in germplasm enhancement (i.e., prebreeding) programs could accelerate the flow of genes from gene bank accessions to elite lines. Recent advances in hyperspectral image technology could be combined with GS and pedigree-assisted breeding.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
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