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Research Project: Development and Application of Genetic, Genomic, and Bioinformatic Resources in Maize

Location: Plant, Soil and Nutrition Research

Title: Non-mendelian inheritance of SNP markers reveals extensive chromosomal translocations in dioecious hops (humulus lupulus L.)

Author
item ZHANG, DONG - Hopsteiner
item PITRA, NICHOLI - Hopsteiner
item COLES, MARK - Hopsteiner
item Buckler, Edward - Ed
item MATTHEWS, PAUL - Hopsteiner

Submitted to: bioRxiv
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/5/2016
Publication Date: 8/17/2016
Citation: Zhang, D., Pitra, N., Coles, M., Buckler IV, E.S., Matthews, P. 2016. Non-mendelian inheritance of SNP markers reveals extensive chromosomal translocations in dioecious hops (humulus lupulus L.). bioRxiv. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/069849.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Hop (Humulus lupulus) is a high-climbing, herbaceous perennial, dioecious vine, and has a long history of use as flavoring and stability agent in beer as well as nutraceutical medicine, bio-fuel fermentations and animal fodder. However, the modes of genetic inheritance and genetic diversity are poorly understood in hops. Application of a novel high-density molecular marker system: ~1.2M single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were profiled with genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) among 4512 worldwide accessions, greatly advances our understanding of genetic diversity, genome-wide meiotic recombination structures, sex chromosomes, and candidate genes for sex determination in hops. Our more thoroughly understanding genetic parameters in hops are essential for speed and accuracy of hop crops breeding-- all improvements that will benefit hop growers in the not-too-distant future.