Sequencing for the cream of the crop

Chia, J. M., Ware, D. H. (February 2011) Sequencing for the cream of the crop. Nature Biotechnology, 29 (2). pp. 138-9. ISSN 1546-1696 (Electronic) 1087-0156 (Linking)

DOI: 10.1038/nbt.1756


Next-generation sequencing methods are beginning to find their way into plant genetics, promising substantial improvements in crop yields over the coming decades. Three recent papers in Nature Genetics1, 2, 3 highlight this trend, which should enable crop breeders to more quickly identify the best germplasm for introgression into elite crop varieties. One of the studies1 describes the construction and use of a haplotype map for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in rice. In the other two studies, short sequencing reads are aligned to reference genomes to detect millions of single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in soybean2 and maize3. Collectively, these reports underscore the potential of genome resequencing for identifying superior genetic variants to be used in crop breeding

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > plant > Arabidopsis
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > annotation > sequence annotation
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > analysis and processing > Sequence Data Processing
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > Mapping and Rendering > Sequence Rendering
organism description > plant > rice
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Communities: CSHL labs > Ware lab
Depositing User: CSHL Librarian
Date: February 2011
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2011 22:15
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 15:59
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