The struggle to exploit non-additive variation

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Abstract

Whereas animal breeders largely focus on improvement using additive genetic variance, inbreeding and asexual reproduction allow plant breeders to at least partially exploit non-additive genetic variance as well. We briefly review various approaches used by breeders to exploit dominance and epistatic variance, discuss their constraints and limitations, and examine what (if anything) can be done to improve our ability to further use often untapped genetic variation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)873-881
Number of pages9
JournalAustralian Journal of Agricultural Research
Volume56
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

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Asexual Reproduction
Inbreeding
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asexual reproduction
inbreeding
dominance (genetics)
genetic variation

Keywords

  • Dominance
  • Epistasis
  • Epistatic genetic variance
  • Inbreeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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The struggle to exploit non-additive variation. / Walsh, James "Bruce".

In: Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, Vol. 56, No. 9, 2005, p. 873-881.

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