The Mini-Core collection was developed as a smaller representative subset of the Core collection and consists of 217 accessions. The collection was developed from single-plant selections from the NSGC accessions. The GSOR seed source are not the same as the NSGC source and may be phenotypically variable. The Mini-Core collection was Next-Generation Sequenced in 2016 by Wang et al. 2016. The raw reads were downloaded, and SNPs called in-house.
Please click here to download a list of the Mini-Core accessions; download genotypic data in either VCF or HapMap (hmp.txt) format.
Order accessions from the Mini-Core Collection - Please contact the GSOR at email@example.com for information about requesting this germplasm. The general distribution amount is 3 grams per accession.
We request that the source of these rice accessions be acknowledged when used as a resource for research publications or cultivar development. Suggested acknowledgement: Rice accessions (Oryza sativa) were obtained from the USDA-ARS, Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center, Stuttgart, Arkansas, Genetic Stocks Oryza Collection (www.ars.usda.gov/GSOR).
Associated publications for the Mini-Core accessions are below.
Huggins, T. D., Chen, M. H., Fjellstrom, R. G., Jackson, A. K., McClung, A. M., & Edwards, J. D. (2019). Association analysis of three diverse rice (Oryza sativa L.) germplasm collections for loci regulating grain quality traits. The Plant Genome, 12(1), 170085. https://doi.org/10.3835/plantgenome2017.09.0085
Wang, H., Xu, X., Vieira, F. G., Xiao, Y., Li, Z., Wang, J., ... & Chu, C. (2016). The power of inbreeding: NGS-based GWAS of rice reveals convergent evolution during rice domestication. Molecular Plant, 9(7), 975-985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molp.2016.04.018