An article recently published in Trends in Biotechnology in asks “Does genomic selection have a future in plant breeding?”
Genomic selection, which uses genetic markers across the whole genome, is a relatively recent addition to the animal or plant breeders genomic “tool box.” The technology is already in use for dairy cattle breeding, but its application to plant breeding could be more of a challenge and may require different approaches.
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Journal reference: Jonas, E., & de Koning, D.J. 2013. Does genomic selection have a future in plant breeding? Trends in Biotechnology 31: 497–504
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