Location: Crops Pathology and Genetics Research
Project Number: 5306-21000-021-04
Start Date: Jan 01, 2013
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) will be identified by sequencing reduce representation libraries of selected rice germplasm in conjunction with computational genomics. SNP markers identified in this manner will be used to map traits of interest where possible. Exome sequencing will be employed to sequence protein coding regions of the genomes 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. Screening populations for agronomic traits of interest will be performed in consultation and conjunction with Rice Experiment Station breeders.