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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551195/association-analysis-for-young-stock-survival-index-with-imputed-whole-genome-sequence-variants-in-nordic-holstein-cattle
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Xiaoping Wu, Bernt Guldbrandtsen, Ulrik Sander Nielsen, Mogens Sandø Lund, Goutam Sahana
Identification of the genetic variants associated with calf survival in dairy cattle will aid in the elimination of harmful mutations from the cattle population and the reduction of calf and young stock mortality rates. We used de-regressed estimated breeding values for the young stock survival (YSS) index as response variables in a genome-wide association study with imputed whole-genome sequence variants. A total of 4,610 bulls with estimated breeding values were genotyped with the Illumina BovineSNP50 (Illumina, San Diego, CA) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping array...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550015/statistical-methods-for-latent-class-quantitative-trait-loci-mapping
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Shuyun Ye, Rhonda Bacher, Mark P Keller, Alan D Attie, Christina Kendziorski
Identifying the genetic basis of complex traits is an important problem with the potential to impact a broad range of biological endeavors. A number of effective statistical methods are available for quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping that allow for the efficient identification of multiple, potentially interacting, loci under a variety of experimental conditions. Although proven useful in hundreds of studies, the majority of these methods assume a single model common to each subject and consequently sacrifice power and accuracy when genetically distinct subclasses exist...
May 26, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549456/association-mapping-of-loci-controlling-genetic-and-environmental-interaction-of-soybean-flowering-time-under-various-photo-thermal-conditions
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Tingting Mao, Jinyu Li, Zixiang Wen, Tingting Wu, Cunxiang Wu, Shi Sun, Bingjun Jiang, Wensheng Hou, Wenbin Li, Qijian Song, Dechun Wang, Tianfu Han
BACKGROUND: Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is a short day plant. Its flowering and maturity time are controlled by genetic and environmental factors, as well the interaction between the two factors. Previous studies have shown that both genetic and environmental factors, mainly photoperiod and temperature, control flowering time of soybean. Additionally, these studies have reported gene × gene and gene × environment interactions on flowering time. However, the effects of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in response to photoperiod and temperature have not been well evaluated...
May 26, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546436/quantifying-wheat-sensitivities-to-environmental-constraints-to-dissect-g-x-e-in-the-field
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Boris Parent, Julien Bonneau, Lance Maphosa, Alex Kovalchuk, Peter Langridge, Delphine Fleury
Yield is subject to strong Genotype by Environment interactions (G x E) in the field, especially under abiotic constraints such as soil water deficit (Drought, D) and high temperature (Heat, H). Since environmental conditions show strong fluctuations during the whole crop cycle, geneticists usually do not consider the environmental measures as quantitative variables, but rather as factors in multi-environment analyses. Based on 11 experiments in a field platform with contrasted temperature and soil water deficit, we determined the periods of sensitivity to drought and heat constraints in wheat (Triticum aestivum L...
May 25, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544613/qtl-and-systems-genetics-analysis-of-mouse-grooming-and-behavioral-responses-to-novelty-in-an-open-field
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Anna Delprato, Marie-Paule Algéo, Brice Bonheur, Jason A Bubier, Lu Lu, Robert W Williams, Elissa J Chesler, Wim E Crusio
The open field is a classic test used to assess exploratory behavior, anxiety, and locomotor activity in rodents. Here we mapped quantitative trait loci (QTLs) underlying behaviors displayed in an open field, using a panel of 53 BXD recombinant inbred mouse strains with deep replication (10 per strain and sex). The use of these strains permits the integration and comparison of data obtained in different laboratories, and also offers the possibility to study trait covariance by exploiting powerful bioinformatics tools and resources...
May 24, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542571/quantitative-trait-loci-for-yield-and-grain-plumpness-relative-to-maturity-in-three-populations-of-barley-hordeum-vulgare-l-grown-in-a-low-rain-fall-environment
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Bulti Tesso Obsa, Jason Eglinton, Stewart Coventry, Timothy March, Maxime Guillaume, Thanh Phuoc Le, Matthew Hayden, Peter Langridge, Delphine Fleury
Identifying yield and grain plumpness QTL that are independent of developmental variation or phenology is of paramount importance for developing widely adapted and stable varieties through the application of marker assisted selection. The current study was designed to dissect the genetic basis of yield performance and grain plumpness in southern Australia using three doubled haploid (DH) populations developed from crosses between adapted parents that are similar in maturity and overall plant development. Three interconnected genetic populations, Commander x Fleet (CF), Commander x WI4304 (CW), and Fleet x WI4304 (FW) developed from crossing of Australian elite barley genotypes, were used to map QTL controlling yield and grain plumpness...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542488/dissecting-the-old-mediterranean-durum-wheat-genetic-architecture-for-phenology-biomass-and-yield-formation-by-association-mapping-and-qtl-meta-analysis
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Jose Miguel Soriano, Marcos Malosetti, Martina Roselló, Mark Earl Sorrells, Conxita Royo
Association mapping was used to identify genome regions affecting yield formation, crop phenology and crop biomass in a collection of 172 durum wheat landraces representative of the genetic diversity of ancient local durum varieties from the Mediterranean Basin. The collection was genotyped with 1,149 DArT markers and phenotyped in Spanish northern and southern locations during three years. A total of 245 significant marker trait associations (MTAs) (P<0.01) were detected. Some of these associations confirmed previously identified quantitative trait loci (QTL) and/or candidate genes, and others are reported for the first time here...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542451/mapping-genes-for-resistance-to-stripe-rust-in-spring-wheat-landrace-pi-480035
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Jinita Sthapit Kandel, Vandhana Krishnan, Derick Jiwan, Xianming Chen, Daniel Z Skinner, Deven R See
Stripe rust caused by Puccinia striiformis Westend. f. sp. tritici Erikks. is an economically important disease of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Hexaploid spring wheat landrace PI 480035 was highly resistant to stripe rust in the field in Washington during 2011 and 2012. The objective of this research was to identify quantitative trait loci (QTL) for stripe rust resistance in PI 480035. A spring wheat, "Avocet Susceptible" (AvS), was crossed with PI 480035 to develop a biparental population of 110 recombinant inbred lines (RIL)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542427/fine-mapping-and-candidate-gene-analysis-of-qtac8-a-major-quantitative-trait-locus-controlling-tiller-angle-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
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Jiwai He, Gaoneng Shao, Xiangjin Wei, Fenglin Huang, Zhonghua Sheng, Shaoqing Tang, Peisong Hu
Rice tiller angle is an important agronomic trait that contributes to crop production and plays a vital role in high yield breeding. In this study, a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population derived from the cross of a glabrous tropical japonica rice D50 and an indica rice HB277, was used to investigate quantitative trait loci (QTLs) controlling rice tiller angle. Two major QTLs, qTAC8 and qTAC9, were detected. While qTAC9 mapped with a previously identified gene (TAC1), using a BC2F2 population qTAC8 was mapped to a 16...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536597/fine-mapping-of-qtls-for-ascochyta-blight-resistance-in-pea-using-heterogeneous-inbred-families
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Ambuj B Jha, Krishna K Gali, Bunyamin Tar'an, Thomas D Warkentin
Ascochyta blight (AB) is an important disease of pea which can cause severe grain yield loss under wet conditions. In our previous study, we identified two quantitative trait loci (QTLs) abIII-1 and abI-IV-2 for AB resistance and these QTLs were consistent across locations and/or years in an inter-specific pea population (PR-19) developed from a cross between Alfetta (Pisum sativum) and P651 (P. fulvum). The objectives of this study were to fine map the abIII-1 and abI-IV-2 QTLs using a high density single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based genetic linkage map and analyze identified markers in heterogeneous inbred family (HIF) populations...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533786/high-density-linkage-map-construction-and-mapping-of-yield-trait-qtls-in-maize-zea-mays-using-the-genotyping-by-sequencing-gbs-technology
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Chengfu Su, Wei Wang, Shunliang Gong, Jinghui Zuo, Shujiang Li, Shizhong Xu
Increasing grain yield is the ultimate goal for maize breeding. High resolution quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping can help us understand the molecular basis of phenotypic variation of yield and thus facilitate marker assisted breeding. The aim of this study is to use genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) for large-scale SNP discovery and simultaneous genotyping of all F2 individuals from a cross between two varieties of maize that are in clear contrast in yield and related traits. A set of 199 F2 progeny derived from the cross of varieties SG-5 and SG-7 were generated and genotyped by GBS...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533785/qtl-mapping-for-yield-and-resistance-against-mediterranean-corn-borer-in-maize
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José C Jiménez-Galindo, Bernardo Ordás, Ana Butrón, Luis F Samayoa, Rosa A Malvar
Introduction: The Mediterranean corn borer (MCB), Sesamia nonagrioides, is a major pest of maize, Zea mays, in Mediterranean countries, inflicting significant kernel yield losses. For that reason, it necessary to know the genetic mechanisms that regulate the agronomic and resistance traits. A quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping study for yield, resistance against MCB attack, and other relevant agronomic traits was performed using a recombinant inbred line (RIL) population derived from the cross A637 × A509 that is expected to segregate for yield, and ear, and stalk resistance to MCB...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533441/trends-in-dna-methylation-with-age-replicate-across-diverse-human-populations
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Shyamalika Gopalan, Oana Carja, Maud Fagny, Etienne Patin, Justin W Myrick, Lisa M McEwen, Sarah M Mah, Michael S Kobor, Alain Froment, Marcus W Feldman, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Brenna M Henn
Aging is associated with widespread changes in genome-wide patterns of DNA methylation. Thousands of CpG sites whose tissue-specific methylation levels are strongly correlated with chronological age have been previously identified. However, the majority of these studies have focused primarily on cosmopolitan populations living in the developed world; it is not known if age-related patterns of DNA methylation at these loci are similar across a broad range of human genetic and ecological diversity. We investigated genome-wide methylation patterns using saliva- and whole blood-derived DNA from two traditionally hunting and gathering African populations: the Baka of the western Central African rainforest and the ≠Khomani San of the South African Kalahari Desert...
May 22, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528868/pleiotropic-effects-of-trait-associated-genetic-variation-on-dna-methylation-utility-for-refining-gwas-loci
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Eilis Hannon, Mike Weedon, Nicholas Bray, Michael O'Donovan, Jonathan Mill
Most genetic variants identified in genome-wide association studies (GWASs) of complex traits are thought to act by affecting gene regulation rather than directly altering the protein product. As a consequence, the actual genes involved in disease are not necessarily the most proximal to the associated variants. By integrating data from GWAS analyses with those from genetic studies of regulatory variation, it is possible to identify variants pleiotropically associated with both a complex trait and measures of gene regulation...
May 13, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527213/sorl1-variants-show-different-association-with-early-onset-and-late-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-risk
#15
Guiyou Liu, Jing-Yi Sun, Meiling Xu, Xiao-Yi Yang, Bao-Liang Sun
A recent study sequenced the full coding region of SORL1 in 1,255 early-onset Alzheimer's disease (EOAD) cases and 1,938 control individuals, and investigated the contribution of genetic variability in SORL1 to EOAD risk in a European cohort. This study identified six common variants and five low frequency variants in the SORL1 coding sequence. However, none of these 11 variants was significantly associated with EOAD risk after adjusting for multiple testing. We consider whether these 11 SORL1 variants identified in European EOAD contribute to late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD) risk in individuals of European ancestry...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523639/association-mapping-of-yield-and-yield-related-traits-under-reproductive-stage-drought-stress-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
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B P Mallikarjuna Swamy, Noraziyah Abd Aziz Shamsudin, Site Noorzuraini Abd Rahman, Ramil Mauleon, Wickneswari Ratnam, Ma Teressa Sta Cruz, Arvind Kumar
BACKGROUND: The identification and introgression of major-effect QTLs for grain yield under drought are some of the best and well-proven approaches for improving the drought tolerance of rice varieties. In the present study, we characterized Malaysian rice germplasm for yield and yield-related traits and identified significant trait marker associations by structured association mapping. RESULTS: The drought screening was successful in screening germplasm with a yield reduction of up to 60% and heritability for grain yield under drought was up to 78%...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517039/genetics-of-mycorrhizal-symbiosis-in-winter-wheat-triticum-aestivum
#17
Heike Lehnert, Albrecht Serfling, Matthias Enders, Wolfgang Friedt, Frank Ordon
Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum) is a major staple food and therefore of prime importance for feeding the Earth's growing population. Mycorrhiza is known to improve plant growth, but although extensive knowledge concerning the interaction between mycorrhizal fungi and plants is available, genotypic differences concerning the ability of wheat to form mycorrhizal symbiosis and quantitative trait loci (QTLs) involved in mycorrhization are largely unknown. Therefore, a diverse set of 94 bread wheat genotypes was evaluated with regard to root colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi...
May 18, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516912/a-complete-tool-set-for-molecular-qtl-discovery-and-analysis
#18
Olivier Delaneau, Halit Ongen, Andrew A Brown, Alexandre Fort, Nikolaos I Panousis, Emmanouil T Dermitzakis
Population scale studies combining genetic information with molecular phenotypes (for example, gene expression) have become a standard to dissect the effects of genetic variants onto organismal phenotypes. These kinds of data sets require powerful, fast and versatile methods able to discover molecular Quantitative Trait Loci (molQTL). Here we propose such a solution, QTLtools, a modular framework that contains multiple new and well-established methods to prepare the data, to discover proximal and distal molQTLs and, finally, to integrate them with GWAS variants and functional annotations of the genome...
May 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516910/genetic-architecture-of-epigenetic-and-neuronal-ageing-rates-in-human-brain-regions
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Ake T Lu, Eilis Hannon, Morgan E Levine, Eileen M Crimmins, Katie Lunnon, Jonathan Mill, Daniel H Geschwind, Steve Horvath
Identifying genes regulating the pace of epigenetic ageing represents a new frontier in genome-wide association studies (GWASs). Here using 1,796 brain samples from 1,163 individuals, we carry out a GWAS of two DNA methylation-based biomarkers of brain age: the epigenetic ageing rate and estimated proportion of neurons. Locus 17q11.2 is significantly associated (P=4.5 × 10(-9)) with the ageing rate across five brain regions and harbours a cis-expression quantitative trait locus for EFCAB5 (P=3.4 × 10(-20))...
May 18, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515850/dissection-of-z-disc-myopalladin-gene-network-involved-in-the-development-of-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-using-system-genetics-approach
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Qingqing Gu, Uzmee Mendsaikhan, Zaza Khuchua, Byron C Jones, Lu Lu, Jeffrey A Towbin, Biao Xu, Enkhsaikhan Purevjav
AIM: To investigate the regulation of Myopalladin (Mypn) and identify its gene network involved in restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM). METHODS: Gene expression values were measured in the heart of a large family of BXD recombinant inbred (RI) mice derived from C57BL/6J and DBA/2J. The proteomics data were collected from Mypn knock-in and knock-out mice. Expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) mapping methods and gene enrichment analysis were used to identify Mypn regulation, gene pathway and co-expression networks...
April 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
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