Marker Assisted Selection

Marker assisted selection or marker aided selection (MAS) is a process whereby a marker (morphological, biochemical or one based on DNA/RNA variation) is used for indirect selection of a genetic determinant or determinants of a trait of interest (e.g. productivity, disease resistance, abiotic stress tolerance, and/or quality). This process is used in plant and animal breeding.

Read more about Marker Assisted SelectionOverview, Marker Types, Positive and Negative Selectable Markers, Gene Vs Marker, Important Properties of Ideal Markers For MAS, Demerits of Morphological Markers, Selection For Major Genes Linked To Markers, Situations That Are Favorable For Molecular Marker Selection, Steps For MAS, QTL Mapping Techinques, Single Step MAS and QTL Mapping, High-throughput Genotyping Techniques, Use of MAS For Backcross Breeding, Marker Assisted Gene Pyramiding, Marker Assisted Selection Learning Lessons

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