Analytical and Decision Support Tools for Genomics-Assisted Breeding

Varshney, R K and Singh, V K and Hickey, J M and Xun, X and Marshall, D F and Wang, J and Edwards, D and Ribaut, J M (2015) Analytical and Decision Support Tools for Genomics-Assisted Breeding. Trends in Plant Science. 01-10. ISSN 1360-1385 (In Press)

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To successfully implement genomics-assisted breeding (GAB) in crop improvement programs, efficient and effective analytical and decision support tools (ADSTs) are ‘must haves’ to evaluate and select plants for developing next-generation crops. Here we review the applications and deployment of appropriate ADSTs for GAB, in the context of next-generation sequencing (NGS), an emerging source of massive genomic information. We discuss suitable software tools and pipelines for marker-based approaches (markers/haplotypes), including large-scale genotypic and phenotypic, data management, and molecular breeding approaches. Although phenotyping remains expensive and time consuming, prediction of allelic effects on phenotypes opens new doors to enhance genetic gain across crop cycles, building on reliable phenotyping approaches and good crop information systems, including pedigree information and target haplotypes.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: RP-Grain Legumes
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data management, Decision support tools, Genetic mapping, Genomic selection, Genomics-assisted breeding, Marker assisted selection
Subjects: Others > Genetics and Genomics
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 05:00
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2016 04:06
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Acknowledgement: Open access funded by the Author(s)
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