In plant breeding, humans occasionally make mistakes. Genomic selection is particularly prone to human error because it involves more steps than conventional phenotypic selection. The impact of human mistakes should be determined to evaluate the cost effectiveness of controlling human error in plant breeding. The authors used simulation to evaluate the impact of mislabeling, where marker scores from one plant are associated with the performance records of another plant in cassava breeding.
This work is part of the “Next Generation Cassava Breeding Project” which is supported by the UK Department for International Development, in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Yabe, S., H. Iwata, and J. Jannink. 2018. Impact of Mislabeling on Genomic Selection in Cassava Breeding. Crop Sci. 58:1470-1480. doi:10.2135/cropsci2017.07.0442
Impact of Mislabeling on Genomic Selection in Cassava Breeding