Stochastic simulation of four linear phenotypic selection indices

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Stochastic simulation can contribute to a better understanding of the problem, and has already been successfully applied to evaluate other breeding scenarios. Despite all the theories developed in this book concerning different types of indices, including phenotypic data and/or data on molecular markers, no examples have been presented showing the long-term behavior of different indices. The objective of this chapter is to present some results and insights into the in silico (computer simulation) performance comparison of over 50 selection cycles of a recurrent and generic population breeding program with different selection indices, restricted and unrestricted. The selection indices included in this stochastic simulation were the linear phenotypic selection index (LPSI), the eigen selection index method (ESIM), the restrictive LPSI, and the restrictive ESIM.




Toledo, F. H., Crossa, J., & Burgueño, J. (2018). Stochastic simulation of four linear phenotypic selection indices. In Linear Selection Indices in Modern Plant Breeding (pp. 231–241). Springer International Publishing.

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