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Biology 2013, 2(4), 1357-1377; doi:10.3390/biology2041357

Next Generation Characterisation of Cereal Genomes for Marker Discovery

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Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, School of Agriculture and Food Science, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
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Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, College of Biological and Physical Sciences, the University of Nairobi, P. O. Box 30197 G.P.O, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
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Centre for Integrative Legume Research, School of Agriculture and Food Science, the University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
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Received: 16 August 2013 / Revised: 29 October 2013 / Accepted: 8 November 2013 / Published: 25 November 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Insights from Plant Genomes)
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Abstract

Cereal crops form the bulk of the world’s food sources, and thus their importance cannot be understated. Crop breeding programs increasingly rely on high-resolution molecular genetic markers to accelerate the breeding process. The development of these markers is hampered by the complexity of some of the major cereal crop genomes, as well as the time and cost required. In this review, we address current and future methods available for the characterisation of cereal genomes, with an emphasis on faster and more cost effective approaches for genome sequencing and the development of markers for trait association and marker assisted selection (MAS) in crop breeding programs.
Keywords: sequencing; single nucleotide polymorphisms; genotyping by sequencing; polyploidy; markers; cereals sequencing; single nucleotide polymorphisms; genotyping by sequencing; polyploidy; markers; cereals
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Visendi, P.; Batley, J.; Edwards, D. Next Generation Characterisation of Cereal Genomes for Marker Discovery. Biology 2013, 2, 1357-1377.

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