Breeding Physiology

Introgressing Multiple Quantitative Trait Loci through Backcross Breeding Programs

  • Napapan Chaiwong (Iowa State University)
  • Jack C.M. Dekkers (Iowa State University)
  • Rohan L. Fernando (Iowa State University)
  • Max F. Rothschild (Iowa State University)


The ability to introduce favorable alleles for multiple genes from a donor breed into a commercial breed through a backcross program of limited size was evaluated. The effects of fraction selected, marker interval, and number of quantitative trait loci were considered. Informative flanking markers were used to select progeny with the largest expected number of recipient QTL alleles for 5 generations. With

Keywords: ASL R1802

How to Cite:

Chaiwong, N., Dekkers, J. C., Fernando, R. L. & Rothschild, M. F., (2003) “Introgressing Multiple Quantitative Trait Loci through Backcross Breeding Programs”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2003
Peer Reviewed