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The terms Marker-Assisted Breeding (MAB), Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS), and Molecular Breeding are often used interchangeably. In this module, we will use Marker-Assisted Breeding (MAB) for the general process, and Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS) for more the specific usage of molecular markers to select for particular traits or genotypes.

See the Wikipedia definition of Marker-Assisted Selection for more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marker_assisted_selection