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Advances in marker-assisted breeding of palm oil

Code: 9781838794668
Rajinder Singh, Chan Pek Lan, Maizura Ithnin and Umi Salamah Ramli, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysia

Chapter synopsis: Oil palm, with its long breeding cycle and large land requirement for breeding trials, can be considered as a suitable candidate crop for marker assisted selection (MAS) for breeding. This chapter explores the applications of MAS in oil palm breeding including paternity testing and prediction of monogenic and quantitative traits. The chapter shows that MAS enables accurate tagging of markers related to polygenic traits, a prerequisite for their eventual application in oil palm breeding, and suggests future lines or research in this area as well as further reading on the subject.

DOI: 10.19103/AS.2017.0018.08
Table of contents 1 Introduction 2 Application of markers for paternity testing in oil palm 3 Genomic resources and tools for MAS 4 MAS for predicting monogenic traits 5 MAS for predicting quantitative traits in oil palm breeding 6 MAS in oil palm tissue culture 7 Factors contributing to large-scale application of MAS in oil palm 8 Future trends 9 Conclusion 10 Where to look for further information 11 References

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