Challenge trials to evaluate disease resistance in family-based or sibling testing breeding programs. These trials aim to identify and assess phenotypic variations among different families, providing crucial insights into their respective disease resistance capabilities.
Challenge trials to identify genetic markers such as SNPs (small nucleotide polymorfisms) and QTL (quantitative trait loci) that are associated with enhanced disease resistance within families. By analyzing genome-wide genetic marker data, we can further predict breeding values for disease resistance.
Research Director, PhD