Transforming Agriculture, Perennially

Category: Genetic Analysis

Author: David L. Van Tassel, Omar Tesdell, Brandon Schlautman, Matthew J. Rubin, Lee R. DeHaan, Timothy E. Crews, Aubrey Streit Krug
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science

The classic domestication scenario for grains and fruits has been portrayed as the lucky fixation of major-effect “domestication genes.” Characterization of these genes plus recent improvements in generating novel alleles…

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Author: Jared Crain, Prabin Bajgain, James Anderson, Xiaofei Zhang, Lee DeHaan, Jesse Poland
Publication: Frontiers in Plant Science

Perennial grains could simultaneously provide food for humans and a host of ecosystem services, including reduced erosion, minimized nitrate leaching, and increased carbon capture. Yet most of the world’s food…

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Author: Prabin Bajgain, Xiaofei Zhang, M. Kathryn Turner, Rebecca D. Curland, Brett Heim, Ruth Dill-Macky, Carol A. Ishimaru, James A. Anderson
Publication: Agronomy

Abstract: Intermediate wheatgrass (IWG, Thinopyrum intermedium, (Host) Barkworth & D.R. Dewey subsp. intermedium, 2n = 6x = 42) is a novel perennial crop currently undergoing domestication efforts. It offers remarkable…

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Author: Steve Larson, Lee DeHaan, Jesse Poland, Xiaofei Zhang, Kevin Dorn, Traci Kantarski, James Anderson, Jeremy Schmutz, Jane Grimwood, Jerry Jenkins, Shengqiang Shu, Jared Crain, Matthew Robbins, Kevin Jensen
Publication: Theoretical and Applied Genetics

Abstract Allohexaploid (2n = 6x = 42) intermediate wheatgrass (Thinopyrum intermedium), abbreviated IWG, is an outcrossing perennial grass belonging to the tertiary gene pool of wheat. Perenniality would be valuable option for grain production,…

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Author: Covarrubias-Pazaran, G; Diaz-Garcia, L; Schlautman, B; and Jalapa, J.
Publication: BMC Genetics

Abstract Background Determination of microsatellite lengths or other DNA fragment types is an important initial component of many genetic studies such as mutation detection, linkage and quantitative trait loci (QTL)…

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