Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Collard Landraces and their Relationship to Other Brassica oleracea Crops

  title={Genetic Diversity and Population Structure of Collard Landraces and their Relationship to Other Brassica oleracea Crops},
  author={Sandra E. Pelc and David M. Couillard and Zachary Stansell and Mark W. Farnham},
  journal={The Plant Genome},
Landraces have the potential to provide a reservoir of genetic diversity for crop improvement to combat the genetic erosion of the food supply. A landrace collection of the vitamin‐rich specialty crop collard (Brassica oleracea L. var. viridis) was genetically characterized to assess its potential for improving the diverse crop varieties of B. oleracea. We used the Illumina 60K Brassica SNP BeadChip array with 52,157 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to (i) clarify the relationship of… 

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