Helium: visualization of large scale plant pedigrees

Paul D. Shaw (Lead / Corresponding author), Martin Graham, Jessie Kennedy, Iain Milne, David F. Marshall

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    Plant breeders use an increasingly diverse range of data types to identify lines with desirable characteristics suitable to be taken forward in plant breeding programmes. There are a number of key morphological and physiological traits, such as disease resistance and yield that need to be maintained and improved upon if a commercial variety is to be successful. Computational tools that provide the ability to integrate and visualize this data with pedigree structure, will enable breeders to make better decisions on the lines that are used in crossings to meet both the demands for increased yield/production and adaptation to climate change.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number259
    Number of pages15
    JournalBMC Bioinformatics
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


    • Alleles
    • Breeding
    • Computational Biology
    • Cooperative Behavior
    • Genotype
    • Hordeum
    • Phenotype
    • Phylogeny


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