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BRÍO Breeding

con brío

: with vigour, vitality, energy, strength

B   Breeding values (BVs) accurately predicted from analysis of phenotypic and genomic and/or pedigree relationship data accumulated over cycles

R   Rapid cycles of recurrent selection(2-3 years)

Í   Index selection on BVs weighted for economic value

O   Optimised mating designs for sustainable and superior genetic gain

BRÍO is being developed in collaboration between African and Australian crop breeders in ACIAR project CROP/2018/132

BRÍO is a breeding method which achieves very high rates of genetic gain over multiple cycles in self-pollinating crops. BRÍO was modelled in Cowling et al. (2019) and validated in the field in Cowling et al. (2023) – see “Publications”.