Linear Selection Indices in Modern Plant Breeding

by J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa

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Book Description

This book focuses on the linear selection index (LSI) theory and its statistical properties. It addresses the single-stage LSI theory by assuming that economic weights are fixed and known - or fixed, but unknown - to predict the net genetic merit in the phenotypic, marker and genomic context. Further, it shows how to combine the LSI theory with the independent culling method to develop the multistage selection index theory. The final two chapters present simulation results and SAS and R codes, respectively, to estimate the parameters and make selections using some of the LSIs described. It is essential reading for plant quantitative geneticists, but is also a valuable resource for animal breeders.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Linear Selection Indices in Modern Plant Breeding ebook for free in PDF format (6.9 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Springer
Published
2018
Pages
271
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783319912226
ISBN10
3319912224
ISBN13 Digital
9783319912233
ISBN10 Digital
3319912232
PDF Size
6.9 MB
License
CC BY

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