Academic article

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

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

Publication details

Journal: Genetics Selection Evolution, vol. 41, p. 1, 2009

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 0999-193X
Electronic: 1297-9686

Open Access: gold


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.