Genome-Wide Association Study of Calcium Accumulation in Grains of European Wheat Cultivars

  title={Genome-Wide Association Study of Calcium Accumulation in Grains of European Wheat Cultivars},
  author={Dalia Z. Alomari and Kai Eggert and Nicolaus von Wir{\'e}n and Klaus Pillen and Marion S. R{\"o}der},
  journal={Frontiers in Plant Science},
Mineral concentrations in cereals are important for human health, especially for people who depend mainly on consuming cereal diet. In this study, we carried out a genome-wide association study (GWAS) of calcium concentrations in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grains using a European wheat diversity panel of 353 varieties [339 winter wheat (WW) plus 14 of spring wheat (SW)] and phenotypic data based on two field seasons. High genotyping densities of single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers… 

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