Understanding both, phenotypic and genetic variations among plants, starts with an adequate experimental design to provide sensible phenotypic and genotypic information. To set-up an experimental design, first the main question has to be defined, whereupon recommendations regarding e.g. size of the multi-parental population, number of crossings, traits of interest with measuring protocols, and environments (multi-environmental trails) can be made. Overall, Genetwister offers assistance in the designing of experiments, with awareness of breeding program’s practical considerations. (sentence is repeated in the above paragraph).
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