Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 2016, Vol. 51 ›› Issue (5): 659-666.DOI: 10.11983/CBB16120

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Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping Platform of Natural Populations of Arabidopsis thaliana along the Yangtze River in China

Juqing Kang1,2*, Tianshu Sun2, Huiting Zhang2, Yihao Shi2   

  1. 1College of Life Science, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710119, China
    2College of Life Sciences, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
  • Received:2016-05-30 Accepted:2016-07-05 Online:2016-09-01 Published:2016-09-27
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Abstract: Studies on model plants have not only explored the mechanism of many life phenomenology but also provide research methods for other plants, especially economic plants. Quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping is an effective method for identifying the alleles contributing to natural variation among populations that might be involved in adaptation in different environments. Exploring enough effective markers for specific mapping populations overcoming the differences of diverging time and genetic background was always the important and challenging part in these works. Here we explored efficient mapping markers by using SVs based on resequencing data of populations of Arabidopsis thaliana along the Yangtze River, a plant group that recently diverged and lacks sufficient genetic diversities. This research approach combining next-generation sequencing and traditional QTL mapping to identify the genetic basis of natural variation is effective for Arabidopsis and for other plants.