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Considerations in MAB

However, the specifics of these steps must be tailored to each project. Some things to be decided include:

  • Type of marker to be used
  • What type and which generation of population(s) will be developed
  • At which stage or generations of the process markers should be applied
  • Number of markers to be used
  • Number of plants per population/generation
  • Experimental design
  • Type of analyses needed

These will depend on the desired result of the project (an improved breeding line, hybrid, or open-pollinated variety?) and the particular limitations of the crop (level of genetic diversity, fertility, propagation system, etc.)