Genome-wide association study using whole-genome sequencing rapidly identifies new genes influencing agronomic traits in rice

  title={Genome-wide association study using whole-genome sequencing rapidly identifies new genes influencing agronomic traits in rice},
  author={Kenji Yano and Eiji Yamamoto and Koichiro Aya and Hideyuki Takeuchi and Pei-ching Lo and Li Hu and Masanori Yamasaki and Shinya Yoshida and Hidemi Kitano and Ko Hirano and Makoto Matsuoka},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
A genome-wide association study (GWAS) can be a powerful tool for the identification of genes associated with agronomic traits in crop species, but it is often hindered by population structure and the large extent of linkage disequilibrium. In this study, we identified agronomically important genes in rice using GWAS based on whole-genome sequencing, followed by the screening of candidate genes based on the estimated effect of nucleotide polymorphisms. Using this approach, we identified four… 

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