A unifying experimental design for dissecting tree genomes

Lidan Sun, Xuli Zhu, Qixiang Zhang, Rongling Wu

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Linkage mapping and association mapping are adopted as an approach of choice for dissecting complex traits, but each shows a limitation when used alone. We propose an open-pollinated (OP) family design to integrate these two approaches into an organizing framework. The design unifies the strengths of population and quantitative genetic studies for evolutionary inference and high-resolution gene mapping. It particularly suits genome dissection of forest trees given their extant populations that are mostly undomesticated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)473-476
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Plant Science


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