Aluminum tolerance in maize is associated with higher MATE1 gene copy number.

  title={Aluminum tolerance in maize is associated with higher MATE1 gene copy number.},
  author={Lyza G. Maron and Claudia T Guimar{\~a}es and Matias Kirst and Patrice S Albert and James A. Birchler and Peter J. Bradbury and Edward S. Buckler and Alison E. Coluccio and Tatiana V Danilova and Dave Kudrna and Jurandir Vieira Magalhaes and Miguel A Pi{\~n}eros and Michael C. Schatz and Rod A. Wing and Leon V Kochian},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={110 13},
Genome structure variation, including copy number variation and presence/absence variation, comprises a large extent of maize genetic diversity; however, its effect on phenotypes remains largely unexplored. Here, we describe how copy number variation underlies a rare allele that contributes to maize aluminum (Al) tolerance. Al toxicity is the primary limitation for crop production on acid soils, which make up 50% of the world's potentially arable lands. In a recombinant inbred line mapping… CONTINUE READING
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