Key Recent Papers
JG Bragg, MA Supple, RL Andrew, JO Borevitz Genomic variation across landscapes: insights and applications New Phytologist (2015)
Grabowski PP, Morris GP, Casler MD, Borevitz JO. Population genomic variation reveals roles of history, adaptation and ploidy in switchgrass. Mol Ecol. 2014 Jun (online)
Brown TB, Cheng R, Sirault XR, Rungrat T, Murray KD, Trtilek M, Furbank RT, Badger M, Pogson BJ, Borevitz JO. TraitCapture: genomic and environment modelling of plant phenomic data. Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2014 Apr (online)
Li Y, Cheng R, Spokas KA, Palmer AA, Borevitz JO. Genetic Variation for Life History Sensitivity to Seasonal Warming in Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics. Feb 2014 (online)
Xu Zhang, Ron Hauss, Justin Borevitz. Natural Genetic Variation for Growth and Development Revealed by High-Throughput Phenotyping in Arabidopsis thaliana (G3 genetics Jan 2012) (Online)
Benjamin Brachi, Geoff Morris, Justin Borevitz. Genome Wide Association Studies in Plants: The missing heritability is in the field. Genome Biology, Oct 28, 2011. (online)
Li Y, Huang Y, Bergelson J, Nordborg M, Borevitz JO. Association Mapping of Local Climate Sensitive QTL in Arabidopsis thaliana. PNAS, Nov 15, 2010. (Online)
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Global Diversity of the Brachypodium Species Complex as a Resource for Genome Wide Association Studies Demonstrated for Agronomic Traits in Response to Climate.
Genetics. 2018 Nov 16;:
Authors: Wilson PB, Streich JC, Murray KD, Eichten SR, Cheng R, Aitken NC, Spokas K, Warthmann N, Gordon SP, Contributors A, Vogel JP, Borevitz JO
The development of model systems requires a detailed assessment of standing genetic variation across natural populations. The Brachypodium species complex has been promoted as a plant model for grass genomics with translation to small grain and biomass crops. To capture the genetic diversity within this species complex, thousands of Brachypodium accessions from around the globe were collected and genotyped by sequencing. Overall 1,897 samples were classified into two diploid or allopolyploid species and then further grouped into distinct inbred genotypes. A core set of diverse B. distachyon diploid lines were selected for whole genome sequencing and high resolution phenotyping. Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) across simulated seasonal environments were used to identify candidate genes and pathways tied to key life history and agronomic traits under current and future climatic conditions. A total of 8, 22 and 47 QTLs were identified for flowering time, early vigour and energy traits, respectively. The results highlight the genomic structure of the Brachypodium species complex, and the diploid lines provided a resource that allowed complex trait dissection within this grass model species.
PMID: 30446522 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]