A tool capable of simulating the performance of a breeding strategy for a continuum of genetic models ranging from simple to complex, embedded within a large practical breeding program including marker-assisted-selection, had not been available until recently. In this chapter, the principles and applications of simulation modeling in plant breeding are introduced.
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