Quantitative Genetics in Plant Breeding (PLBR 717)
22 Presentations. This course begins with discussion about quantitative genetics and quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for more efficient plant breeding. Specific topics include components of variance (estimated from various mating designs), theory and computer analysis for QTL, population structure, multiple locus regressions, and interval analysis; heritability; theoretical gain from selection; and genotypic and phenotypic correlation coefficients. Plants in the greenhouse are evaluated for computing quantitative genetic parameters.