GplusE: beyond genomic selection

I Mackay, E Ober, John Hickey

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GplusE is a strategy for genomic selection in which the accuracy of assessment in the reference population for a primary trait such as yield is increased by the incorporation of data from high‐ throughput field phenotyping platforms. This increase in precision comes from both exploiting genetic relationships between traits and reducing the effect of environmental influences upon them. We describe a collaborative project among researchers and breeders to develop a large reference population of elite UK wheat lines. This will be used to test the method, to study the design of the reference population, and to test genotyping strategies and imputation methods. Finally, it will provide data to pump‐prime the application of genomic selection to UK winter wheat breeding.
GplusE is a strategy for genomic selection which includes high throughput phenotyping of the reference population to improve prediction accuracy. It is being assessed in a large project to optimise programme design and pump‐prime genomic selection for UK wheat breeding.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)25-35
Number of pages10
JournalFood and Energy Security
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2015

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • food and food industries
  • agriculture

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