Genomic selection for small grain improvement

Jessica E. Rutkoski, Jared Crain, Jesse Poland, Mark E. Sorrells

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In this chapter we present an overview of genomic selection (GS) research in the small grain cereals and interpret some of the results across studies where there is a growing body of information. We also provide the reader with approaches to implementation of GS in applied breeding programs and how various scenarios affect gain from selection and cost relative to conventional breeding. Training population optimization is discussed as well as the factors that affect prediction accuracy. We conclude with comments on future research directions required to improve the efficiency of GS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGenomic Selection for Crop Improvement
Subtitle of host publicationNew Molecular Breeding Strategies for Crop Improvement
Number of pages32
ISBN (Electronic)9783319631707
ISBN (Print)9783319631684
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Barley
  • Breeding strategy
  • Gain from selection
  • Genomic selection
  • Inbreeding crops
  • Marker-assisted selection
  • Oats
  • Rye
  • Training population
  • Triticale
  • Wheat
  • Whole-genome genotyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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