Crop Pedigree Recording (CPR) Excel Macro: F1 Crosses & Fn+1 Selection
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Khaled El-Shamaa, Wuletaw Tadesse. (13/11/2017). Crop Pedigree Recording (CPR) Excel Macro: F1 Crosses & Fn+1 Selection[Guideline]. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
Symbolic presentation of pedigrees, cross identification numbers, and selection histories are important tasks of any breeding program. Although it may be possible to undertake such processes manually in breeding programs where the number of crosses and subsequent generations on an annual basis are small, in large breeding programs it is cumbersome and erroneous to write pedigrees of F1 crosses manually. In response, ICARDA has developed a free and user- friendly customized Excel macro which automatically generates pedigree descriptors, Breeders Cross ID (BCID), and selection history.