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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa
    Pages 1-13 Open Access
  3. J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa
    Pages 15-42 Open Access
  4. J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa
    Pages 43-69 Open Access
  5. J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa
    Pages 71-98 Open Access
  6. J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa
    Pages 99-120 Open Access
  7. J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa
    Pages 121-147 Open Access
  8. J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa
    Pages 149-176 Open Access
  9. J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa
    Pages 177-205 Open Access
  10. J. Jesus Céron-Rojas, José Crossa
    Pages 207-230 Open Access
  11. Fernando H. Toledo, José Crossa, Juan Burgueño
    Pages 231-241 Open Access
  12. Gregorio Alvarado, Angela Pacheco, Sergio Pérez-Elizalde, Juan Burgueño, Francisco M. Rodríguez
    Pages 243-256 Open Access

About this book

Introduction

This open access 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.

Keywords

quantitative traits genomic selection selection index theory marker-assisted selection linear selection index best linear unbiased predictor phenotypic selection multitrait selection genomic tools Open Access LSI BLUP

Authors and affiliations

  • J. Jesus Céron-Rojas
    • 1
  • José Crossa
    • 2
  1. 1.Biometrics and Statistics UnitInternational Maize and Wheat, Improvement Center (CIMMYT)MexicoMexico
  2. 2.Biometrics and Statistics UnitInternational Maize and Wheat, Improvement Center (CIMMYT)MexicoMexico

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