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Impact of the complexity of genotype by environment and dominance modeling on the predictive accuracy of maize hybrids in multi-environment prediction models

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Alves, Filipe Couto [1] ; Galli, Giovanni [2] ; Matias, Filipe Inacio [3] ; Vidotti, Miriam Suzane [4] ; Morosini, Julia Silva [2] ; Fritsche-Neto, Roberto [2]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Michigan State Univ, Dept Epidemiol & Biostat, 775 Woodlot Dr, Off 1315, E Lansing, MI 48824 - USA
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Genet Luiz de Queiroz, Coll Agr, Av Padua Dias 11, CP 9, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Wisconsin, Dept Hort, Madison, WI 53706 - USA
[4] Univ Fed Goias, Agron Sch, Dept Genet & Plant Breeding, Samambaia Campus, Av Esperanc S-N, BR-74690900 Goiania, Go - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: EUPHYTICA; v. 217, n. 3 FEB 11 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The prediction accuracy of multi-environment prediction models can be affected by the complexity of the genotype by environment interaction (GxE). Moreover, depending on the trait genetic architecture, accounting for non-additive effects, such as dominance effects, may increase the prediction accuracy of genomic models. Hence, we aimed to verify empirically: (i) the impact of the genotype by environment complexity on the prediction accuracy of grain yield in maize hybrids; (ii) the advantage of dominance effects modeling for the prediction of maize hybrids in multi-environment trials; (iii) how parent information impacts on the prediction accuracy of hybrids in multi-environment genomic models. We used a dataset comprising 614 maize hybrids evaluated during two growing seasons, under two nitrogens regimes at two locations in Brazil. The prediction accuracies were obtained using four different validation systems (hybrids and half-sib families based sampling). Our results suggest that sampling entire half-sib families or individual hybrids can achieve similar accuracy estimates in multi-environment prediction models. Moreover, modeling dominance deviations in a multi-environment prediction model can significantly increase the prediction accuracy, mainly under high GxE complexity. Also, we found a linear relationship between prediction accuracy and GxE complexity. Furthermore, we observed significant increases in prediction accuracy of lowly correlated environments when information of a linking trial/environment was included in the prediction model. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/24135-2 - Genome-Wide Association Studies for nitrogen use efficiency and its components in tropical maize lines
Grantee:Roberto Fritsche Neto
Support type: Regular Research Grants