Marker-assisted selection: new tools and strategies

Ribaut, J M and Hoisington, D A (1998) Marker-assisted selection: new tools and strategies. Trends in Plant Science, 3 (6). pp. 236-239. ISSN 1360-1385

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The development of molecular genetics and associated technology has facilitated a quantum leap in our understanding of the underlying genetics of the traits sought through plant breeding. The usefulness of DNA markers for germplasm characterization, and of marker-assisted selection—the manipulation through DNA markers of genomic regions that are involved in the expression of traits of interest—for single-gene transfer, has been well demonstrated. However, when several genomic regions must be manipulated, marker-assisted selection has turned out to be less useful. The efficient and effective application of marker-assisted selection for polygenic trait improvement certainly needs new technology but, more importantly, it requires the development of innovative strategies that bypass the conceptual bottlenecks imposed by current approaches.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: DNA markers; marker-assisted selection; genome; quantitative trait loci
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2012 12:49
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2012 12:49
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Acknowledgement: [NOTE: D. A. Hoisington is presently with ICRISAT (Patancheru)]---Our thanks to Javier Betran, Daniel Grimanelli, Mireille Khairallah and Olivier Leblanc for their helpful comments and suggestions on the manuscript. The assistance of David Poland in the writing of the paper is also gratefully acknowledged.
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