Journal Article

Optimal Positioning of Markers to Control Genetic Background in Marker-Assisted Backcrossing

B. Servin and F. Hospital

in Journal of Heredity

Published on behalf of American Genetic Association

Volume 93, issue 3, pages 214-217
Published in print May 2002 | ISSN: 0022-1503
Published online May 2002 | e-ISSN: 1465-7333 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jhered/93.3.214
Optimal Positioning of Markers to Control Genetic Background in Marker-Assisted Backcrossing

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Molecular markers are commonly used in backcross breeding programs in plants. As genetic maps contain more and more markers, it is of interest to determine which markers are to be used for selection. Here we describe how one can compute an optimal positioning of markers resulting in a maximization of the expected proportion of recipient genome. This criterion allows us to take selection into account and to produce relevant results regarding the final efficiency of background selection in backcross programs.

Journal Article.  3020 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics

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