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Introgression of a major QTL from an inferior into a superior population using genomic selection

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Genetics Selection Evolution ; Volume 41. p. 2009

Ødegård, Jørgen; Sonesson, Anna Kristina; Yazdi, Hossein; Meuwissen, Theo

Conclusion: Substantial differences between introgression programs using classical and genomic selection were observed, and the former was generally inferior with respect to both genetic gain and the ability to preserve the target QTL. Combining genomic selection with gene-assisted selection for the target QTL acted as an extra precaution against loss of the target QTL and gave additional genetic gain for disease resistance. However, the effect on total merit index was limited.

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