Genetic resources for quantitative trait analysis: novelty and efficiency in design from an Arabidopsis perspective

C.L. Wijnen, J.J.B. Keurentjes

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Abstract

The use of genetic resources for the analysis of quantitative traits finds its roots in crop breeding but has seen a rejuvenation in Arabidopsis thaliana thanks to specific tools and genomic approaches. Although widely used in numerous crop and natural species, many approaches were first developed in this reference plant. We will discuss the scientific background and historical use of mapping populations in Arabidopsis and highlight the technological innovations that drove the development of novel strategies. We will especially lay emphasis on the methodologies used to generate the diverse population types and designate possible applications. Finally we highlight some of the most recent developments in generating genetic mapping resources and suggest specific usage for these novel tools and concepts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-109
JournalCurrent Opinion in Plant Biology
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • genome-wide association
  • inbred line population
  • functional genomics
  • thaliana accession
  • induced mutations
  • natural variation
  • identification
  • plant
  • mutagenesis
  • phenotypes

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