Plant population genetics

Section edited by Michele Morgante

This section incorporates all aspects of the genetics of plant populations including but not limited to: analysis of evolutionary, ecological and conservation genetics of plant populations.

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  1. Research article

    Genotypic background of the recipient plant is crucial for conferring RB gene mediated late blight resistance in potato

    Late blight, caused by oomycetes pathogen Phytophthora infestans (Mont.) de Bary, is the most devastating potato disease in the world. RB gene from Solanum bulbocastanum has been shown to impart broad spectrum re...

    Rajesh K. Shandil, Swarup K. Chakrabarti, Bir Pal Singh, Sanjeev Sharma, S. Sundaresha, Surinder K. Kaushik, Arvind K. Bhatt and Nitya Nand Sharma

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:22

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  2. Research article

    Genetic effects and genotype × environment interactions govern seed oil content in Brassica napus L.

    As seed oil content (OC) is a key measure of rapeseed quality, better understanding the genetic basis of OC would greatly facilitate the breeding of high-oil cultivars. Here, we investigated the components of ...

    Yanli Guo, Ping Si, Nan Wang, Jing Wen, Bin Yi, Chaozhi Ma, Jinxing Tu, Jitao Zou, Tingdong Fu and Jinxiong Shen

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  3. Research article

    Genetic diversity and population structure analysis to construct a core collection from a large Capsicum germplasm

    Conservation of genetic diversity is an essential prerequisite for developing new cultivars with desirable agronomic traits. Although a large number of germplasm collections have been established worldwide, ma...

    Hea-Young Lee, Na-Young Ro, Hee-Jin Jeong, Jin-Kyung Kwon, Jinkwan Jo, Yeaseong Ha, Ayoung Jung, Ji-Woong Han, Jelli Venkatesh and Byoung-Cheorl Kang

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:142

    Published on: 14 November 2016

  4. Research article

    Genetic diversity trend in Indian rice varieties: an analysis using SSR markers

    The knowledge of the extent and pattern of diversity in the crop species is a prerequisite for any crop improvement as it helps breeders in deciding suitable breeding strategies for their future improvement. R...

    Nivedita Singh, Debjani Roy Choudhury, Gunjan Tiwari, Amit Kumar Singh, Sundeep Kumar, Kalyani Srinivasan, R. K. Tyagi, A. D. Sharma, N. K. Singh and Rakesh Singh

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:127

    Published on: 5 September 2016

  5. Research article

    Towards a molecular taxonomic key of the Aurantioideae subfamily using chloroplastic SNP diagnostic markers of the main clades genotyped by competitive allele-specific PCR

    Chloroplast DNA is a primary source of molecular variations for phylogenetic analysis of photosynthetic eukaryotes. However, the sequencing and analysis of multiple chloroplastic regions is difficult to apply ...

    Amel Oueslati, Frederique Ollitrault, Ghada Baraket, Amel Salhi-Hannachi, Luis Navarro and Patrick Ollitrault

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:118

    Published on: 18 August 2016

  6. Research article

    Flowering time adaption in Swedish landrace pea (Pisum sativum L.)

    Cultivated crops have repeatedly faced new climatic conditions while spreading from their site of origin. In Sweden, at the northernmost fringe of Europe, extreme conditions with temperature-limited growth sea...

    Tytti Vanhala, Kjersti R. Normann, Maria Lundström, James L. Weller, Matti W. Leino and Jenny Hagenblad

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:117

    Published on: 12 August 2016

  7. Research article

    Genetic diversity and structure in hill rice (Oryza sativa L.) landraces from the North-Eastern Himalayas of India

    Hill rices (Oryza sativa L.) are direct seeded rices grown on hill slopes of different gradients. These landraces have evolved under rainfed and harsh environmental conditions and may possess genes governing adap...

    Somnath Roy, B. C. Marndi, B. Mawkhlieng, A. Banerjee, R. M. Yadav, A. K. Misra and K. C. Bansal

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:107

    Published on: 13 July 2016

  8. Research article

    Introgression of null allele of Kunitz trypsin inhibitor through marker-assisted backcross breeding in soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.)

    Presence of Kunitz trypsin inhibitor (KTI) in soybean seeds necessitates pre-heat treatment of the soy-flour for its inactivation before using it in food and feed products. The heat treatment not only enhances...

    Shivakumar Maranna, Khushbu Verma, Akshay Talukdar, Sanjay Kumar Lal, Anil Kumar and Keya Mukherjee

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:106

    Published on: 12 July 2016

  9. Research article

    QTL underlying some agronomic traits in barley detected by SNP markers

    Increasing the yield of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is a main breeding goal in developing barley cultivars. A high density genetic linkage map containing 1894 SNP and 68 SSR markers covering 1375.8 cM was constru...

    Jibin Wang, Genlou Sun, Xifeng Ren, Chengdao Li, Lipan Liu, Qifei Wang, Binbin Du and Dongfa Sun

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:103

    Published on: 7 July 2016

  10. Research article

    Phenotypic evaluation and genetic dissection of resistance to Phytophthora sojae in the Chinese soybean mini core collection

    Phytophthora root and stem rot (PRR) caused by Phytophthora sojae is one of the most serious diseases affecting soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) production all over the world. The most economical and environmenta...

    Jing Huang, Na Guo, Yinghui Li, Jutao Sun, Guanjun Hu, Haipeng Zhang, Yanfei Li, Xing Zhang, Jinming Zhao, Han Xing and Lijuan Qiu

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:85

    Published on: 18 June 2016

  11. Research article

    Estimation of loss of genetic diversity in modern Japanese cultivars by comparison of diverse genetic resources in Asian pear (Pyrus spp.)

    Pears (Pyrus spp.) are one of the most important fruit crops in temperate regions. Japanese pear breeding has been carried out for over 100 years, working to release new cultivars that have good fruit quality and...

    Sogo Nishio, Norio Takada, Toshihiro Saito, Toshiya Yamamoto and Hiroyuki Iketani

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:81

    Published on: 14 June 2016

  12. Research article

    Spatial genetic structure, genetic diversity and pollen dispersal in a harvested population of Astrocaryum aculeatum in the Brazilian Amazon

    Astrocaryum aculeatum is a palm tree species native to the tropical regions of South America, exploited commercially by local farmers for the pulp extracted from its fruits. The object...

    Santiago Linorio Ferreyra Ramos, Gabriel Dequigiovanni, Alexandre Magno Sebbenn, Maria Teresa Gomes Lopes, Paulo Yoshio Kageyama, Jeferson Luis Vasconcelos de Macêdo, Matias Kirst and Elizabeth Ann Veasey

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:63

    Published on: 23 April 2016

  13. Research article

    The genetic diversity and structure of indica rice in China as detected by single nucleotide polymorphism analysis

    Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is the staple food of more than half of the world’s population. The identification of genetic diversity in local varieties of rice compared with that of improved or introduced varieties is ...

    Qun Xu, Xiaoping Yuan, Shan Wang, Yue Feng, Hanyong Yu, Yiping Wang, Yaolong Yang, Xinghua Wei and Ximing Li

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:53

    Published on: 15 March 2016

  14. Methodology article

    DHPLC technology for high-throughput detection of mutations in a durum wheat TILLING population

    Durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L.) is a cereal crop widely grown in the Mediterranean regions; the amber grain is mainly used for the production of pasta, couscous and typical breads. Single nucleotide polymorphi...

    Pasqualina Colasuonno, Ornella Incerti, Maria Luisa Lozito, Rosanna Simeone, Agata Gadaleta and Antonio Blanco

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:43

    Published on: 17 February 2016

  15. Research article

    Quantitative trait locus analysis for pod- and kernel-related traits in the cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.)

    The cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea L.) is an important oil and food crop in the world. Pod- and kernel-related traits are direct factors involved in determining the yield of the peanut. However, the genetic ...

    Weigang Chen, Yongqing Jiao, Liangqiang Cheng, Li Huang, Boshou Liao, Mei Tang, Xiaoping Ren, Xiaojing Zhou, Yuning Chen and Huifang Jiang

    BMC Genetics 2016 17:25

    Published on: 25 January 2016

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