Location: Plant Physiology and Genetics Research
Project Number: 5347-21410-006-05
Start Date: May 01, 2013
End Date: Jul 31, 2016
Genotyping-by-sequencing data collected on more than 1800 Brassica napus accessions and recombinant inbred lines from the USDA-ARS GRIN collection and ongoing ARS and academic breeding programs will be analyzed with computational biology approaches to simultaneously discover and genotype highly-dense genetic markers at genome-wide coverage, followed by the construction of sequence variant and genetic linkage maps. Statistical genetics approaches will be used to identify marker-trait associations for direct application in the development of breeding lines with improved oil production and quality for the hydrotreated renewable jet (HRJ) fuel industry.