Über den Autor
Dr. Nnadozie C. Oraguzie is a Senior Scientist in Genetics at the Horticulture and Food Research Institute of New Zealand Ltd (HortResearch).
Dr. Erik H. A. Rikkerink is a Science Leader at HortResearch, New Zealand.
Dr. Susan E. Gardiner is a Principal Scientist and leader of the Gene Mapping research team at HortResearch, New Zealand.
Dr. H. Nihal De Silva is a Senior Scientist of Biometrics at HortResearch, New Zealand.
Introduction.- An Overview of Association Mapping.- Linkage Disequilibrium.- What Are SNPs?- Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Discovery.- Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Genotyping in Plants.- SNP Applications in Plants.- Linkage Disequilibrium Mapping Concepts.- Statistical Analysis and Experimental Design.- Linkage Disequilibrium-Based Association Mapping in Forage Species.- Gene-Assisted Selection: Applications of Association Genetics for Forest Tree Breeding.- Prospects of Association Mapping in Perennial Horticultural Crops.- Keyword Index.
This book provides both basic and advanced understanding of association mapping and an awareness of population genomics tools to facilitate mapping and identification of the underlying causes of quantitative trait variation in plants. It acts as a useful review of the marker technology, the statistical methodology, and the progress to date. It also offers guides to the use of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in association studies.