The Molecular Breeding Design Tool can be used in backcross breeding applications to design ideotypes based on QTL target regions (foreground markers) and to recover recurrent parent genome (background markers). The graphical display facilitates the comparison of germplasm based on genotype.
Graphical display assists with:
- The selection of donor and recurrent parents
- Assign foreground markers associated with QTL
- Assign background markers to recover recurrent parent genome
- Design a target genotype (ideotype)
Additional tools to:
- Determine the minimum number of individuals that need to be genotyped in each BC generation to recover at least one double homozygote for the markers flanking target QTL at the end of the program
- Identify polymorphic makers between any two accessions
Molecular Breeding Design Tool
The Molecular Breeding Design tool was developed by Trushar Shah, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Patancheru, India with funding from the Integrated Breeding Platform.