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News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

DALLAS, May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that retail chain Next has selected Paragon HDX as part of a major upgrade to its omni-channel order fulfillment solution. The modular software system will be used to enhance Next’s two-man home delivery operation in the UK, enabling the retailer to improve its customer experience while keeping a tight control over costs. Paragon HDX will provide a complete fulfillment platform to help Next to continue to push the boundaries of home delivery and introduce a host of service improvements including tighter delivery windows at point of order. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/68999dd9-2b64-42ef-9f1e-bb59ff3aea32 Paragon HDX’s intelligent route planning will enable Next to provide a choice of delivery windows that combine both customer convenience and operational efficiency. The system’s ability to continuously optimize as orders are placed will enable Next to better manage more than 100 third-party delivery vehicles that operate from a number of locations around the country. This will ensure it makes the most of available resources to create a highly-efficient, customer-centric delivery service. Next’s two-man home delivery operation will also benefit from a range of modules within Paragon HDX that are designed to add visibility and control over all aspects of last mile order fulfillment. By incorporating functionality, such as customer self-service and notifications, consignment tracking and proof of delivery, the retailer will be able to create a single, end-to-end system that supports its omni-channel strategy and streamlines existing delivery processes to achieve target cost and service improvements moving forward. “Over the course of 2016-17 we have continued to invest in our logistics infrastructure to improve the delivery services we offer our customers,” explains Simon Kelly, Director of Logistics at Next. “As well as developing a new automated furniture warehouse, we recognized the need to update our omni-channel order fulfillment systems for our two-man home delivery operation. Following a competitive tender process, we decided that Paragon HDX was the solution that would best meet our objectives, and allow us to offer our customers the most flexible delivery choices in the most cost effective manner.” “Next has always been a retailer at the forefront of customer service and home delivery innovation, so they understand the importance of using advanced technology solutions to enhance the in-home consumer experience,” said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. “Our proven track record, combined with the scope of our Paragon HDX offer, means we are best placed to work with Next to implement an end-to-end omni-channel fulfillment system that will effectively balance the customer experience with cost.” Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon’s advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon’s North American truck routing software clients include George’s Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK’s number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,400 systems installed at more than 1,100 client sites in 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit paragontruckrouting.com.


News Article | May 16, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

DALLAS, May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that retail chain Next has selected Paragon HDX as part of a major upgrade to its omni-channel order fulfillment solution. The modular software system will be used to enhance Next’s two-man home delivery operation in the UK, enabling the retailer to improve its customer experience while keeping a tight control over costs. Paragon HDX will provide a complete fulfillment platform to help Next to continue to push the boundaries of home delivery and introduce a host of service improvements including tighter delivery windows at point of order. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/68999dd9-2b64-42ef-9f1e-bb59ff3aea32 Paragon HDX’s intelligent route planning will enable Next to provide a choice of delivery windows that combine both customer convenience and operational efficiency. The system’s ability to continuously optimize as orders are placed will enable Next to better manage more than 100 third-party delivery vehicles that operate from a number of locations around the country. This will ensure it makes the most of available resources to create a highly-efficient, customer-centric delivery service. Next’s two-man home delivery operation will also benefit from a range of modules within Paragon HDX that are designed to add visibility and control over all aspects of last mile order fulfillment. By incorporating functionality, such as customer self-service and notifications, consignment tracking and proof of delivery, the retailer will be able to create a single, end-to-end system that supports its omni-channel strategy and streamlines existing delivery processes to achieve target cost and service improvements moving forward. “Over the course of 2016-17 we have continued to invest in our logistics infrastructure to improve the delivery services we offer our customers,” explains Simon Kelly, Director of Logistics at Next. “As well as developing a new automated furniture warehouse, we recognized the need to update our omni-channel order fulfillment systems for our two-man home delivery operation. Following a competitive tender process, we decided that Paragon HDX was the solution that would best meet our objectives, and allow us to offer our customers the most flexible delivery choices in the most cost effective manner.” “Next has always been a retailer at the forefront of customer service and home delivery innovation, so they understand the importance of using advanced technology solutions to enhance the in-home consumer experience,” said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. “Our proven track record, combined with the scope of our Paragon HDX offer, means we are best placed to work with Next to implement an end-to-end omni-channel fulfillment system that will effectively balance the customer experience with cost.” Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon’s advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon’s North American truck routing software clients include George’s Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK’s number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,400 systems installed at more than 1,100 client sites in 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit paragontruckrouting.com.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

DALLAS, May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that Frozen Food Express (FFE) has deployed Paragon’s route optimization software to maximize transport efficiencies within their line haul operation. FFE, one of the largest temperature-controlled LTL operators in the US, is using Paragon’s Integrated Fleets and Street Level Mapping solutions to transform its transport planning process, providing increased visibility of truck movements between service centers, lowering transport costs and improving on-time deliveries by 12 percent. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/6b220f39-c58f-4479-b92c-4c5eccb05ca5 “Implementing Paragon Integrated Fleets has given us unprecedented visibility into our line haul operation,” said Nick Cook, Vice President, Operations, FFE Transportation Services, Inc. “In the first 6 months, we have seen an improvement of 12 percent in our on-time delivery and reduced our weekly brokered loads by 90 percent resulting in increased customer satisfaction and bottom line improvements.” FFE is a nationwide carrier with fourteen terminals across the USA. With a fleet of 200 line haul trucks, it picks up food products from manufacturers, bringing them back to the service centers where goods are cross-docked and then delivered to retailers in FFE’s local fleet of 700 delivery trucks. Paragon’s Integrated Fleets software has allowed the transportation team to automate the entire planning process, but also more accurately predict arrival times. This has resulted in the improvement in on-time deliveries at customer sites and a better service experience for all of its customers. The increased visibility of its transport operation provided by Paragon’s route optimization software has also allowed the LTL temperature-controlled carrier to reduce their pickup and delivery truck fleet by 10 percent. In addition, centralizing the planning function has allowed FFE to free up local staff to focus on operating the service centers instead of being under pressure to find time to manually plan deliveries. “Knowing where trucks are and who is available to deliver those loads has greatly added to the efficiency of our transport operation,” adds Walter Martz, Senior Analyst, FFE Transportation Services, Inc. “In the past we had to subcontract to other carriers to haul our loads because we didn’t have enough trucks available. Paragon has helped us eliminate this expense while also removing the penalty fees for not meeting promised delivery windows. Together that is a saving of up to $400k each month.” Paragon Integrated Fleets is an advanced routing software module that simplifies the process of managing complex transport operations into a single planning exercise. Transportation planners responsible for operations that include deliveries and collections from multiple sites and large fleets distributed across multiple DCs can benefit from a centralized planning approach that maximizes utilization of trucks and drivers, and reduces food miles. The addition of the Street Level Mapping software module allows transportation operators to further improve the accuracy of delivery routes and schedules. “We have looked at a lot of different solutions over the years but we chose Paragon Integrated Fleets because it is the only route optimization software that could deliver what we were looking for. The flexibility of the Paragon routing and scheduling software combined with its ability to handle compartmentalized trucks, something critical to the success of the project, has allowed us to transform our transport planning without changing our business processes,” adds Cook. Following the success of implementing Paragon’s route optimization software in its line haul operation, FFE is now planning to roll out the software across its pickup and delivery operation. “The ability to provide a consistent and reliable delivery service that customers can rely upon is essential in this highly competitive industry,” said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. “Paragon Integrated Fleets is designed to help large transport operators confidently deliver on their promises day after day. Frozen Food Express’ decision to choose Paragon has already resulted in an increase of 9 percent in year-on-year sales growth in addition to the operational savings they have achieved, demonstrating the ROI that can be achieved with Paragon’s route optimization software.” Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon’s advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon’s North American truck routing software clients include George’s Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK’s number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,400 systems installed at more than 1,100 client sites in 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit paragontruckrouting.com.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

DALLAS, May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that Frozen Food Express (FFE) has deployed Paragon’s route optimization software to maximize transport efficiencies within their line haul operation. FFE, one of the largest temperature-controlled LTL operators in the US, is using Paragon’s Integrated Fleets and Street Level Mapping solutions to transform its transport planning process, providing increased visibility of truck movements between service centers, lowering transport costs and improving on-time deliveries by 12 percent. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/6b220f39-c58f-4479-b92c-4c5eccb05ca5 “Implementing Paragon Integrated Fleets has given us unprecedented visibility into our line haul operation,” said Nick Cook, Vice President, Operations, FFE Transportation Services, Inc. “In the first 6 months, we have seen an improvement of 12 percent in our on-time delivery and reduced our weekly brokered loads by 90 percent resulting in increased customer satisfaction and bottom line improvements.” FFE is a nationwide carrier with fourteen terminals across the USA. With a fleet of 200 line haul trucks, it picks up food products from manufacturers, bringing them back to the service centers where goods are cross-docked and then delivered to retailers in FFE’s local fleet of 700 delivery trucks. Paragon’s Integrated Fleets software has allowed the transportation team to automate the entire planning process, but also more accurately predict arrival times. This has resulted in the improvement in on-time deliveries at customer sites and a better service experience for all of its customers. The increased visibility of its transport operation provided by Paragon’s route optimization software has also allowed the LTL temperature-controlled carrier to reduce their pickup and delivery truck fleet by 10 percent. In addition, centralizing the planning function has allowed FFE to free up local staff to focus on operating the service centers instead of being under pressure to find time to manually plan deliveries. “Knowing where trucks are and who is available to deliver those loads has greatly added to the efficiency of our transport operation,” adds Walter Martz, Senior Analyst, FFE Transportation Services, Inc. “In the past we had to subcontract to other carriers to haul our loads because we didn’t have enough trucks available. Paragon has helped us eliminate this expense while also removing the penalty fees for not meeting promised delivery windows. Together that is a saving of up to $400k each month.” Paragon Integrated Fleets is an advanced routing software module that simplifies the process of managing complex transport operations into a single planning exercise. Transportation planners responsible for operations that include deliveries and collections from multiple sites and large fleets distributed across multiple DCs can benefit from a centralized planning approach that maximizes utilization of trucks and drivers, and reduces food miles. The addition of the Street Level Mapping software module allows transportation operators to further improve the accuracy of delivery routes and schedules. “We have looked at a lot of different solutions over the years but we chose Paragon Integrated Fleets because it is the only route optimization software that could deliver what we were looking for. The flexibility of the Paragon routing and scheduling software combined with its ability to handle compartmentalized trucks, something critical to the success of the project, has allowed us to transform our transport planning without changing our business processes,” adds Cook. Following the success of implementing Paragon’s route optimization software in its line haul operation, FFE is now planning to roll out the software across its pickup and delivery operation. “The ability to provide a consistent and reliable delivery service that customers can rely upon is essential in this highly competitive industry,” said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. “Paragon Integrated Fleets is designed to help large transport operators confidently deliver on their promises day after day. Frozen Food Express’ decision to choose Paragon has already resulted in an increase of 9 percent in year-on-year sales growth in addition to the operational savings they have achieved, demonstrating the ROI that can be achieved with Paragon’s route optimization software.” Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon’s advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon’s North American truck routing software clients include George’s Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK’s number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,400 systems installed at more than 1,100 client sites in 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit paragontruckrouting.com.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

DALLAS, May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that Frozen Food Express (FFE) has deployed Paragon’s route optimization software to maximize transport efficiencies within their line haul operation. FFE, one of the largest temperature-controlled LTL operators in the US, is using Paragon’s Integrated Fleets and Street Level Mapping solutions to transform its transport planning process, providing increased visibility of truck movements between service centers, lowering transport costs and improving on-time deliveries by 12 percent. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/6b220f39-c58f-4479-b92c-4c5eccb05ca5 “Implementing Paragon Integrated Fleets has given us unprecedented visibility into our line haul operation,” said Nick Cook, Vice President, Operations, FFE Transportation Services, Inc. “In the first 6 months, we have seen an improvement of 12 percent in our on-time delivery and reduced our weekly brokered loads by 90 percent resulting in increased customer satisfaction and bottom line improvements.” FFE is a nationwide carrier with fourteen terminals across the USA. With a fleet of 200 line haul trucks, it picks up food products from manufacturers, bringing them back to the service centers where goods are cross-docked and then delivered to retailers in FFE’s local fleet of 700 delivery trucks. Paragon’s Integrated Fleets software has allowed the transportation team to automate the entire planning process, but also more accurately predict arrival times. This has resulted in the improvement in on-time deliveries at customer sites and a better service experience for all of its customers. The increased visibility of its transport operation provided by Paragon’s route optimization software has also allowed the LTL temperature-controlled carrier to reduce their pickup and delivery truck fleet by 10 percent. In addition, centralizing the planning function has allowed FFE to free up local staff to focus on operating the service centers instead of being under pressure to find time to manually plan deliveries. “Knowing where trucks are and who is available to deliver those loads has greatly added to the efficiency of our transport operation,” adds Walter Martz, Senior Analyst, FFE Transportation Services, Inc. “In the past we had to subcontract to other carriers to haul our loads because we didn’t have enough trucks available. Paragon has helped us eliminate this expense while also removing the penalty fees for not meeting promised delivery windows. Together that is a saving of up to $400k each month.” Paragon Integrated Fleets is an advanced routing software module that simplifies the process of managing complex transport operations into a single planning exercise. Transportation planners responsible for operations that include deliveries and collections from multiple sites and large fleets distributed across multiple DCs can benefit from a centralized planning approach that maximizes utilization of trucks and drivers, and reduces food miles. The addition of the Street Level Mapping software module allows transportation operators to further improve the accuracy of delivery routes and schedules. “We have looked at a lot of different solutions over the years but we chose Paragon Integrated Fleets because it is the only route optimization software that could deliver what we were looking for. The flexibility of the Paragon routing and scheduling software combined with its ability to handle compartmentalized trucks, something critical to the success of the project, has allowed us to transform our transport planning without changing our business processes,” adds Cook. Following the success of implementing Paragon’s route optimization software in its line haul operation, FFE is now planning to roll out the software across its pickup and delivery operation. “The ability to provide a consistent and reliable delivery service that customers can rely upon is essential in this highly competitive industry,” said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. “Paragon Integrated Fleets is designed to help large transport operators confidently deliver on their promises day after day. Frozen Food Express’ decision to choose Paragon has already resulted in an increase of 9 percent in year-on-year sales growth in addition to the operational savings they have achieved, demonstrating the ROI that can be achieved with Paragon’s route optimization software.” Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon’s advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon’s North American truck routing software clients include George’s Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK’s number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,400 systems installed at more than 1,100 client sites in 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit paragontruckrouting.com.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

DALLAS, May 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paragon Software Systems, Inc., a leader in vehicle routing and scheduling optimization solutions, announces that Frozen Food Express (FFE) has deployed Paragon’s route optimization software to maximize transport efficiencies within their line haul operation. FFE, one of the largest temperature-controlled LTL operators in the US, is using Paragon’s Integrated Fleets and Street Level Mapping solutions to transform its transport planning process, providing increased visibility of truck movements between service centers, lowering transport costs and improving on-time deliveries by 12 percent. A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/6b220f39-c58f-4479-b92c-4c5eccb05ca5 “Implementing Paragon Integrated Fleets has given us unprecedented visibility into our line haul operation,” said Nick Cook, Vice President, Operations, FFE Transportation Services, Inc. “In the first 6 months, we have seen an improvement of 12 percent in our on-time delivery and reduced our weekly brokered loads by 90 percent resulting in increased customer satisfaction and bottom line improvements.” FFE is a nationwide carrier with fourteen terminals across the USA. With a fleet of 200 line haul trucks, it picks up food products from manufacturers, bringing them back to the service centers where goods are cross-docked and then delivered to retailers in FFE’s local fleet of 700 delivery trucks. Paragon’s Integrated Fleets software has allowed the transportation team to automate the entire planning process, but also more accurately predict arrival times. This has resulted in the improvement in on-time deliveries at customer sites and a better service experience for all of its customers. The increased visibility of its transport operation provided by Paragon’s route optimization software has also allowed the LTL temperature-controlled carrier to reduce their pickup and delivery truck fleet by 10 percent. In addition, centralizing the planning function has allowed FFE to free up local staff to focus on operating the service centers instead of being under pressure to find time to manually plan deliveries. “Knowing where trucks are and who is available to deliver those loads has greatly added to the efficiency of our transport operation,” adds Walter Martz, Senior Analyst, FFE Transportation Services, Inc. “In the past we had to subcontract to other carriers to haul our loads because we didn’t have enough trucks available. Paragon has helped us eliminate this expense while also removing the penalty fees for not meeting promised delivery windows. Together that is a saving of up to $400k each month.” Paragon Integrated Fleets is an advanced routing software module that simplifies the process of managing complex transport operations into a single planning exercise. Transportation planners responsible for operations that include deliveries and collections from multiple sites and large fleets distributed across multiple DCs can benefit from a centralized planning approach that maximizes utilization of trucks and drivers, and reduces food miles. The addition of the Street Level Mapping software module allows transportation operators to further improve the accuracy of delivery routes and schedules. “We have looked at a lot of different solutions over the years but we chose Paragon Integrated Fleets because it is the only route optimization software that could deliver what we were looking for. The flexibility of the Paragon routing and scheduling software combined with its ability to handle compartmentalized trucks, something critical to the success of the project, has allowed us to transform our transport planning without changing our business processes,” adds Cook. Following the success of implementing Paragon’s route optimization software in its line haul operation, FFE is now planning to roll out the software across its pickup and delivery operation. “The ability to provide a consistent and reliable delivery service that customers can rely upon is essential in this highly competitive industry,” said William Salter, CEO and President, Paragon Software Systems. “Paragon Integrated Fleets is designed to help large transport operators confidently deliver on their promises day after day. Frozen Food Express’ decision to choose Paragon has already resulted in an increase of 9 percent in year-on-year sales growth in addition to the operational savings they have achieved, demonstrating the ROI that can be achieved with Paragon’s route optimization software.” Paragon Software Systems, Inc., based in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of truck routing and scheduling software solutions. Paragon’s advanced planning systems have been proven to cut transportation costs and improve efficiency across a wide range of distribution operation types and industry sectors. Paragon’s North American truck routing software clients include George’s Inc., AgReliant Genetics, Linde, McLane, National Food Corporation, and many others. The software is used for the daily route optimization of transportation schedules; rationalizing fixed routes; managing transportation resources; strategic logistics planning; and managing home delivery orders with dynamic routing. Paragon Software Systems, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Paragon Software Systems plc, the UK’s number one provider of transportation routing and scheduling software. Paragon has over 3,400 systems installed at more than 1,100 client sites in 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit paragontruckrouting.com.


Massman J.M.,University of Minnesota | Gordillo A.,AgReliant Genetics LLC | Lorenzana R.E.,AgReliant Genetics LLC | Bernardo R.,University of Minnesota
Theoretical and Applied Genetics | Year: 2013

Maize (Zea mays L.) breeders evaluate many single-cross hybrids each year in multiple environments. Our objective was to determine the usefulness of genomewide predictions, based on marker effects from maize single-cross data, for identifying the best untested single crosses and the best inbreds within a biparental cross. We considered 479 experimental maize single crosses between 59 Iowa Stiff Stalk Synthetic (BSSS) inbreds and 44 non-BSSS inbreds. The single crosses were evaluated in multilocation experiments from 2001 to 2009 and the BSSS and non-BSSS inbreds had genotypic data for 669 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers. Single-cross performance was predicted by a previous best linear unbiased prediction (BLUP) approach that utilized marker-based relatedness and information on relatives, and from genomewide marker effects calculated by ridge-regression BLUP (RR-BLUP). With BLUP, the mean prediction accuracy (rMG) of single-cross performance was 0. 87 for grain yield, 0. 90 for grain moisture, 0. 69 for stalk lodging, and 0. 84 for root lodging. The BLUP and RR-BLUP models did not lead to rMG values that differed significantly. We then used the RR-BLUP model, developed from single-cross data, to predict the performance of testcrosses within 14 biparental populations. The rMG values within each testcross population were generally low and were often negative. These results were obtained despite the above-average level of linkage disequilibrium, i. e., r2 between adjacent markers of 0. 35 in the BSSS inbreds and 0. 26 in the non-BSSS inbreds. Overall, our results suggested that genomewide marker effects estimated from maize single crosses are not advantageous (compared with BLUP) for predicting single-cross performance and have erratic usefulness for predicting testcross performance within a biparental cross. © 2012 Springer-Verlag.


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AgReliant Genetics LLC | Date: 2014-08-22

Agricultural seeds.


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AgReliant Genetics LLC | Date: 2014-12-01

Computer software for use in customer relationship management (CRM).


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AgReliant Genetics LLC | Date: 2014-10-31

Agricultural seeds.

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