Location: Crops Pathology and Genetics Research
Project Number: 5306-21000-021-05
Start Date: Jan 01, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2014
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) will be identified by sequencing reduced representation genomic DBA libraries of mapping population lines and selected rice germplasm in conjunction with computational genomics. SNP markers identified in this manner will be used in conjunction with phenotypic data on traits of interest to identify genetic loci contributing to the expression of those traits. Exome sequencing will be employed to sequence protein-coding regions of the genomes of selected rice germplasm with emphasis on proteins implicated in yield and tolerance to abiotic stress. Development of genetic mapping and mutant populations will consist of generation advance through single-seed descent and chemical mutagenesis. Evaluation of populations for agronomic traits of interest will be performed in consultation and conjunction with Rice Experiment Station breeders.