Research Article

Selection between and within full-sib sugarcane families using the modified BLUPIS method (BLUPISM)

Abstract

The objective of this study was to assess the efficiency of a modification of the simulated individual best linear unbiased prediction (BLUPIS) procedure, which is used for the approximation of classic individuals (BLUPI) for selection between and within sugarcane families. A total of 110 full-sib families were employed in an experiment initiated in 2007 using a randomized block design with five replicates. The variable tons of stalks per hectare was measured from a plot containing 20 plants. The modified BLUPIS (BLUPISM) procedure showed a 0.98 correlation with BLUPI, thus demonstrating great efficiency in selecting individuals in sugarcane families during the initial phase of genetic breeding programs.

The objective of this study was to assess the efficiency of a modification of the simulated individual best linear unbiased prediction (BLUPIS) procedure, which is used for the approximation of classic individuals (BLUPI) for selection between and within sugarcane families. A total of 110 full-sib families were employed in an experiment initiated in 2007 using a randomized block design with five replicates. The variable tons of stalks per hectare was measured from a plot containing 20 plants. The modified BLUPIS (BLUPISM) procedure showed a 0.98 correlation with BLUPI, thus demonstrating great efficiency in selecting individuals in sugarcane families during the initial phase of genetic breeding programs.