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

    Genetic evidence of multiple invasions and a small number of founders of Asian Palmyra palm (Borassus flabellifer) in Thailand

    Borassus flabellifer or Asian Palmyra palm is an important crop for local economies in the South and Southeast Asia for its fruit and palm sugar production. Archeological and historica...

    Kwanjai Pipatchartlearnwong, Akarapong Swatdipong, Supachai Vuttipongchaikij and Somsak Apisitwanich

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:88

    Published on: 12 October 2017

  2. Research article

    A major QTL on chromosome 7HS controls the response of barley seedling to salt stress in the Nure × Tremois population

    Seedling establishment is a crucial and vulnerable stage in the crop life cycle which determines further plant growth. While many studies are available on salt tolerance at the vegetative stage, the mechanisms...

    Wentao Xue, Jun Yan, Gang Zhao, Yan Jiang, Jianping Cheng, Luigi Cattivelli and Alessandro Tondelli

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:79

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Genetic structure and relationships within and between cultivated and wild korarima [Aframomum corrorima (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen] in Ethiopia as revealed by simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers

    Korarima [Aframomum corrorima (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen] is a spice crop native to Ethiopia. Understanding the extent and partitioning of diversity within and among crop landraces and their wild relatives is among th...

    Dagmawit Chombe, Endashaw Bekele, Tomas Bryngelsson, Abel Teshome and Mulatu Geleta

    BMC Genetics 2017 18:72

    Published on: 1 August 2017

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

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