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Genomics-assisted Crop Improvement

Researchers at Kansas State University, Cornell and USDA have completed a comprehensive review and perspective on association mapping strategies for genomics-assisted crop improvement. Their research highlights advances in high throughput genome sequencing and genotyping, as well as in quantitative and population genetics, to enhance the use of association mapping for improved plant production and protection.

Ultimately, association mapping methods from the project may assist a wide range of scientists to understand the molecular basis of different traits, such as disease resistance or seed protein components and help to develop new genomic-aided breeding methods for crop improvement.

Their research was featured on the cover of the July 2008 issue of the Crop Science Society of America journal The Plant Genome.

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Last Updated: 04/12/2011