The Integrated Breeding Planner facilitates planning for population development, selections, and crosses using molecular marker data. Marker-assisted selection (MAS) can speed the breeding process by increasing the frequency of favourable alleles and decreasing the frequency of unfavourable alleles in breeding populations.
The purpose of the Breeding Planner is to assist plant breeders understand and plan all the steps necessary to develop populations on time and produce sufficient seed for their planned multi-location trials. Breeding Planner enables plans to be created for a Marker Assisted Recurrent Selection (MARS) scheme; a Marker Assisted Selection scheme (MAS) and a Marker Assisted Backcross scheme (MABC)
From the Breeding Planner user interface, users can easily create MARS, MABC and/or MAS breeding programs. Based on users’ input parameters, Breeding Planner can draw the breeding flowchart and give a detailed breeding documentation. Breeding Planner can also help breeders make a plan for the future breeding activities. Useful information is also available to help breeders decide a suitable population size, rounds of selfing, threshold value in QTL mapping, etc.
A tutorial on Breeding Planner is available in our training section.