All about numbers

 

 

The accuracy by which we can predict traits by genomic selection is determined by different facors. The general rule says "the more, the better":

 

- More breeding lines increases the likelihood of finding the best genomic patterns

- More replicates in field and lab measurements increases the statistical power

- More DNA markers in the profile reduces the amount of false-positives

 

The numbers below reflects the effort it has taken to implement genomic selection at DLF in forage ryegrass: