8. Identification and Manipulation of Complex Traits

  1. Christopher A. Cullis

Published Online: 26 JAN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471488577.ch8

Plant Genomics and Proteomics

Plant Genomics and Proteomics

How to Cite

Cullis, C. A. (2003) Identification and Manipulation of Complex Traits, in Plant Genomics and Proteomics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471488577.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JAN 2004
  2. Published Print: 24 DEC 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471373148

Online ISBN: 9780471488576



  • QTLs;
  • molecular maps;
  • marker assisted selection;
  • gene isolation


Many important agronomic traits are complex and controlled by a number of genes. Molecular maps are necessary to efficiently manipulate these traits. Both molecular maps and large insert libraries are important resources to isolate the genes underlying QTLs by chromosome walking. Marker assisted selection and conventional breeding schemes are compared.