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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068350/genome-wide-association-mapping-and-genomic-selection-for-alfalfa-medicago-sativa-forage-quality-traits
#1
Elisa Biazzi, Nelson Nazzicari, Luciano Pecetti, E Charles Brummer, Alberto Palmonari, Aldo Tava, Paolo Annicchiarico
Genetic progress for forage quality has been poor in alfalfa (Medicago sativa L.), the most-grown forage legume worldwide. This study aimed at exploring opportunities for marker-assisted selection (MAS) and genomic selection of forage quality traits based on breeding values of parent plants. Some 154 genotypes from a broadly-based reference population were genotyped by genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS), and phenotyped for leaf-to-stem ratio, leaf and stem contents of protein, neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and acid detergent lignin (ADL), and leaf and stem NDF digestibility after 24 hours (NDFD), of their dense-planted half-sib progenies in three growing conditions (summer harvest, full irrigation; summer harvest, suspended irrigation; autumn harvest)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055148/genome-wide-association-study-for-13-agronomic-traits-reveals-distribution-of-superior-alleles-in-bread-wheat-from-the-yellow-and-huai-valley-of-china
#2
Congwei Sun, Fuyan Zhang, Xuefang Yan, Xiangfen Zhang, Zhongdong Dong, Dangqun Cui, Feng Chen
Bread wheat is a leading cereal crop worldwide. Limited amount of superior allele loci restricted the progress of molecular improvement in wheat breeding. Here we revealed new allelic variation distribution for 13 yield-related traits in series of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) using the Wheat 90K genotyping assay, characterized in 163 bread wheat cultivars. Agronomic traits were investigated in 14 environments at three locations over three years. After filtering SNP datasets, GWAS using 20,689 high-quality SNPs associated 1,769 significant loci that explained, on average, ~20% of the phenotypic variation, both detected already reported loci and new promising genomic regions...
January 5, 2017: Plant Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039515/genome-wide-association-mapping-for-seedling-and-field-resistance-to-puccinia-striiformis-f-sp-tritici-in-elite-durum-wheat
#3
Weizhen Liu, Marco Maccaferri, Peter Bulli, Sheri Rynearson, Roberto Tuberosa, Xianming Chen, Michael Pumphrey
Genome-wide association analysis in tetraploid wheat revealed novel and diverse loci for seedling and field resistance to stripe rust in elite spring durum wheat accessions from worldwide. Improving resistance to stripe rust, caused by Puccinia striiformis f. sp. tritici, is a major objective for wheat breeding. To identify effective stripe rust resistance loci, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted using 232 elite durum wheat (Triticum turgidum ssp. durum) lines from worldwide breeding programs...
December 30, 2016: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987166/mining-plant-genomic-and-genetic-data-using-the-gnpis-information-system
#4
A-F Adam-Blondon, M Alaux, S Durand, T Letellier, G Merceron, N Mohellibi, C Pommier, D Steinbach, F Alfama, J Amselem, D Charruaud, N Choisne, R Flores, C Guerche, V Jamilloux, E Kimmel, N Lapalu, M Loaec, C Michotey, H Quesneville
GnpIS is an information system designed to help scientists working on plants and fungi to decipher the molecular and genetic architecture of trait variations by facilitating the navigation through genetic, genomic, and phenotypic information. The purpose of the present chapter is to illustrate how users can (1) explore datasets from phenotyping experiments in order to build new datasets for studying genotype × environment interactions in traits, (2) browse into the results of other genetic analysis data such as GWAS to generate or check working hypothesis about candidate genes or to identify important alleles and germplasms for breeding programs, and (3) explore the polymorphism in specific area of the genome using InterMine, JBrowse tools embedded in the GnpIS information system...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965699/genome-wide-association-study-for-plant-height-and-grain-yield-in-rice-under-contrasting-moisture-regimes
#5
Xiaosong Ma, Fangjun Feng, Haibin Wei, Hanwei Mei, Kai Xu, Shoujun Chen, Tianfei Li, Xiaohua Liang, Hongyan Liu, Lijun Luo
Drought is one of the vitally critical environmental stresses affecting both growth and yield potential in rice. Drought resistance is a complicated quantitative trait that is regulated by numerous small effect loci and hundreds of genes controlling various morphological and physiological responses to drought. For this study, 270 rice landraces and cultivars were analyzed for their drought resistance. This was done via determination of changes in plant height and grain yield under contrasting water regimes, followed by detailed identification of the underlying genetic architecture via genome-wide association study (GWAS)...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942229/analysis-of-binary-responses-with-outcome-specific-misclassification-probability-in-genome-wide-association-studies
#6
Romdhane Rekaya, Shannon Smith, El Hamidi Hay, Nourhene Farhat, Samuel E Aggrey
Errors in the binary status of some response traits are frequent in human, animal, and plant applications. These error rates tend to differ between cases and controls because diagnostic and screening tests have different sensitivity and specificity. This increases the inaccuracies of classifying individuals into correct groups, giving rise to both false-positive and false-negative cases. The analysis of these noisy binary responses due to misclassification will undoubtedly reduce the statistical power of genome-wide association studies (GWAS)...
2016: Application of Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918628/phenotypic-and-genome-wide-association-analysis-of-spike-ethylene-in-diverse-wheat-genotypes-under-heat-stress
#7
Ravi Valluru, Matthew P Reynolds, William J Davies, Sivakumar Sukumaran
The gaseous phytohormone ethylene plays an important role in spike development in wheat (Triticum aestivum). However, the genotypic variation and the genomic regions governing spike ethylene (SET) production in wheat under long-term heat stress remain unexplored. We investigated genotypic variation in the production of SET and its relationship with spike dry weight (SDW) in 130 diverse wheat elite lines and landraces under heat-stressed field conditions. We employed an Illumina iSelect 90K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping array to identify the genetic loci for SET and SDW through a genome-wide association study (GWAS) in a subset of the Wheat Association Mapping Initiative (WAMI) panel...
December 5, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918076/genome-wide-association-analyses-of-54-traits-identified-multiple-loci-for-the-determination-of-floret-fertility-in-wheat
#8
Zifeng Guo, Dijun Chen, Ahmad M Alqudah, Marion S Röder, Martin W Ganal, Thorsten Schnurbusch
Increasing grain yield is still the main target of wheat breeding; yet today's wheat plants utilize less than half of their yield potential. Owing to the difficulty of determining grain yield potential in a large population, few genetic factors regulating floret fertility (i.e. the difference between grain yield potential and grain number) have been reported to date. In this study, we conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) by quantifying 54 traits (16 floret fertility traits and 38 traits for assimilate partitioning and spike morphology) in 210 European winter wheat accessions...
December 5, 2016: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902791/genome-wide-association-mapping-of-leaf-rust-response-in-a-durum-wheat-worldwide-germplasm-collection
#9
Meriem Aoun, Matthew Breiland, M Kathryn Turner, Alexander Loladze, Shiaoman Chao, Steven S Xu, Karim Ammar, James A Anderson, James A Kolmer, Maricelis Acevedo
Leaf rust (caused by Erikss. []) is increasingly impacting durum wheat ( L. var. ) production with the recent appearance of races with virulence to widely grown cultivars in many durum producing areas worldwide. A highly virulent race on durum wheat was recently detected in Kansas. This race may spread to the northern Great Plains, where most of the US durum wheat is produced. The objective of this study was to identify sources of resistance to several races from the United States and Mexico at seedling stage in the greenhouse and at adult stage in field experiments...
November 2016: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898806/genome-wide-association-study-for-nine-plant-architecture-traits-in-sorghum
#10
Jing Zhao, Maria B Mantilla Perez, Jieyun Hu, Maria G Salas Fernandez
Sorghum [ (L) Moench], an important grain and forage crop, is receiving significant attention as a lignocellulosic feedstock because of its water-use efficiency and high biomass yield potential. Because of the advancement of genotyping and sequencing technologies, genome-wide association study (GWAS) has become a routinely used method to investigate the genetic mechanisms underlying natural phenotypic variation. In this study, we performed a GWAS for nine grain and biomass-related plant architecture traits to determine their overall genetic architecture and the specific association of allelic variants in gibberellin (GA) biosynthesis and signaling genes with these phenotypes...
July 2016: Plant Genome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896995/muse-a-multi-locus-sampling-based-epistasis-algorithm-for-quantitative-genetic-trait-prediction
#11
Dan He, Laxmi Parida
Quantitative genetic trait prediction based on high-density genotyping arrays plays an important role for plant and animal breeding, as well as genetic epidemiology such as complex diseases. The prediction can be very helpful to develop breeding strategies and is crucial to translate the findings in genetics to precision medicine. Epistasis, the phenomena where the SNPs interact with each other, has been studied extensively in Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) but received relatively less attention for quantitative genetic trait prediction...
2016: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872244/network-guided-gwas-improves-identification-of-genes-affecting-free-amino-acids
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Ruthie Angelovici, Albert Batushansky, Nicholas Deason, Sabrina Gonzalez-Jorge, Michael A Gore, Aaron Fait, Dean DellaPenna
Amino acids are essential for proper growth and development in plants. Amino acids serve as building blocks for proteins but also are important for responses to stress and the biosynthesis of numerous essential compounds. In seed, the pool of free amino acids (FAAs) also contributes to alternative energy, desiccation, and seed vigor; thus, manipulating FAA levels can significantly impact a seed's nutritional qualities. While genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on branched-chain amino acids have identified some regulatory genes controlling seed FAAs, the genetic regulation of FAA levels, composition, and homeostasis in seeds remains mostly unresolved...
January 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859799/multilocus-resistance-evolution-to-azole-fungicides-in-fungal-plant-pathogen-populations
#13
Norfarhan Mohd-Assaad, Bruce A McDonald, Daniel Croll
Evolution of fungicide resistance is a major threat to food production in agricultural ecosystems. Fungal pathogens rapidly evolved resistance to all classes of fungicides applied to the field. Resistance to the commonly used azole fungicides is thought to be driven mainly by mutations in a gene (CYP51) encoding a protein of the ergosterol biosynthesis pathway. However, some fungi gained azole resistance independently of CYP51 mutations and the mechanisms leading to CYP51-independent resistance are poorly understood...
December 2016: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822217/genome-wide-association-study-identifies-new-loci-for-resistance-to-leptosphaeria-maculans-in-canola
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Harsh Raman, Rosy Raman, Neil Coombes, Jie Song, Simon Diffey, Andrzej Kilian, Kurt Lindbeck, Denise M Barbulescu, Jacqueline Batley, David Edwards, Phil A Salisbury, Steve Marcroft
Key message "We identified both quantitative and quantitative resistance loci to Leptosphaeria maculans, a fungal pathogen, causing blackleg disease in canola. Several genome-wide significant associations were detected at known and new loci for blackleg resistance. We further validated statistically significant associations in four genetic mapping populations, demonstrating that GWAS marker loci are indeed associated with resistance to L. maculans. One of the novel loci identified for the first time, Rlm12, conveys adult plant resistance in canola...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814357/a-novel-tiller-angle-gene-tac3-together-with-tac1-and-d2-largely-determine-the-natural-variation-of-tiller-angle-in-rice-cultivars
#15
Haijiao Dong, Hu Zhao, Weibo Xie, Zhongmin Han, Guangwei Li, Wen Yao, Xufeng Bai, Yong Hu, Zilong Guo, Kai Lu, Lin Yang, Yongzhong Xing
Tiller angle is one of the most important components of the ideal plant architecture that can greatly enhance rice grain yield. Understanding the genetic basis of tiller angle and mining favorable alleles will be helpful for breeding new plant-type varieties. Here, we performed genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to identify genes controlling tiller angle using 529 diverse accessions of Oryza sativa including 295 indica and 156 japonica accessions in two environments. We identified 7 common quantitative trait loci (QTLs), including the previously reported major gene Tiller Angle Control 1 (TAC1), in the two environments, 10 and 13 unique QTLs in Hainan and Wuhan, respectively...
November 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802269/genome-wide-association-of-stem-water-soluble-carbohydrates-in-bread-wheat
#16
Yan Dong, Jindong Liu, Yan Zhang, Hongwei Geng, Awais Rasheed, Yonggui Xiao, Shuanghe Cao, Luping Fu, Jun Yan, Weie Wen, Yong Zhang, Ruilian Jing, Xianchun Xia, Zhonghu He
Water soluble carbohydrates (WSC) in stems play an important role in buffering grain yield in wheat against biotic and abiotic stresses; however, knowledge of genes controlling WSC is very limited. We conducted a genome-wide association study (GWAS) using a high-density 90K SNP array to better understand the genetic basis underlying WSC, and to explore marker-based breeding approaches. WSC was evaluated in an association panel comprising 166 Chinese bread wheat cultivars planted in four environments. Fifty two marker-trait associations (MTAs) distributed across 23 loci were identified for phenotypic best linear unbiased estimates (BLUEs), and 11 MTAs were identified in two or more environments...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799070/capture-hi-c-identifies-a-novel-causal-gene-il20ra-in-the-pan-autoimmune-genetic-susceptibility-region-6q23
#17
Amanda McGovern, Stefan Schoenfelder, Paul Martin, Jonathan Massey, Kate Duffus, Darren Plant, Annie Yarwood, Arthur G Pratt, Amy E Anderson, John D Isaacs, Julie Diboll, Nishanthi Thalayasingam, Caroline Ospelt, Anne Barton, Jane Worthington, Peter Fraser, Stephen Eyre, Gisela Orozco
BACKGROUND: The identification of causal genes from genome-wide association studies (GWAS) is the next important step for the translation of genetic findings into biologically meaningful mechanisms of disease and potential therapeutic targets. Using novel chromatin interaction detection techniques and allele specific assays in T and B cell lines, we provide compelling evidence that redefines causal genes at the 6q23 locus, one of the most important loci that confers autoimmunity risk...
November 1, 2016: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769176/genome-wide-association-analysis-of-forage-quality-in-maize-mature-stalk
#18
Hongwu Wang, Kun Li, Xiaojiao Hu, Zhifang Liu, Yujin Wu, Changling Huang
BACKGROUND: Plant digestibility of silage maize (Zea mays L.) has a large influence on nutrition intake for animal feeding. Improving forage quality will enhance the utilization efficiency and feeding value of forage maize. Dissecting the genetic basis of forage quality will improve our understanding of the complex nature of cell wall biosynthesis and degradation, which is also helpful for breeding good quality silage maize. RESULTS: Acid detergent fiber (ADF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD) of stalk were evaluated in a diverse maize population, which is comprised of 368 inbred lines and planted across seven environments...
October 21, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760136/combined-use-of-genome-wide-association-data-and-correlation-networks-unravels-key-regulators-of-primary-metabolism-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
#19
Si Wu, Saleh Alseekh, Álvaro Cuadros-Inostroza, Corina M Fusari, Marek Mutwil, Rik Kooke, Joost B Keurentjes, Alisdair R Fernie, Lothar Willmitzer, Yariv Brotman
Plant primary metabolism is a highly coordinated, central, and complex network of biochemical processes regulated at both the genetic and post-translational levels. The genetic basis of this network can be explored by analyzing the metabolic composition of genetically diverse genotypes in a given plant species. Here, we report an integrative strategy combining quantitative genetic mapping and metabolite‒transcript correlation networks to identify functional associations between genes and primary metabolites in Arabidopsis thaliana...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742723/genome-wide-association-study-and-qtl-mapping-reveal-genomic-loci-associated-with-fusarium-ear-rot-resistance-in-tropical-maize-germplasm
#20
Jiafa Chen, Rosemary Shrestha, Junqiang Ding, Hongjian Zheng, Chunhua Mu, Jianyu Wu, George Mahuku
Fusarium ear rot (FER) incited by Fusarium verticillioides is a major disease of maize that reduces grain quality globally. Host resistance is the most suitable strategy for managing the disease. We report the results of genome-wide association study (GWAS) to detect alleles associated with increased resistance to FER in a set of 818 tropical maize inbred lines evaluated in three environments. Association tests performed using 43,424 single-nucleotide polymorphic (SNPs) markers identified 45 SNPs and 15 haplotypes that were significantly associated with FER resistance...
December 7, 2016: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
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