Natural variations and genome-wide association studies in crop plants.

@article{Huang2014NaturalVA,
  title={Natural variations and genome-wide association studies in crop plants.},
  author={Xuehui Huang and Bin Han},
  journal={Annual review of plant biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={65},
  pages={531-51}
}
Natural variants of crops are generated from wild progenitor plants under both natural and human selection. Diverse crops that are able to adapt to various environmental conditions are valuable resources for crop improvements to meet the food demands of the increasing human population. With the completion of reference genome sequences, the advent of high-throughput sequencing technology now enables rapid and accurate resequencing of a large number of crop genomes to detect the genetic basis of… CONTINUE READING