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Title: MAGIC Maize: A new resource for plant genetics

item Holland, Jim - Jim

Submitted to: Genome Biology
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/2/2015
Publication Date: 9/10/2015
Citation: Holland, J.B. 2015. MAGIC Maize: A new resource for plant genetics. Genome Biology. 16:163.

Interpretive Summary: Plant geneticists need different population types to conduct different sorts of genetic analyses. This paper reviews a new type of genetic mapping population called a multiparent advanced generation intercross population. This type of population has some useful properties that will help geneticists identify genes contributing to important trait variation.

Technical Abstract: A multiparent advanced generation intercross population of maize was developed to help plant geneticists identify sequence variants affecting important agricultural traits.