Introduction

Since the beginning of recombinant DNA technology, it has been suggested that plant molecular biology has the potential to initiate a new Green Revolution for sustainable agriculture to meet the needs of a fast-growing human population world wide. Genetic engineering has already shown the potential of plant biotechnology for crop improvement. As a result, transgenic plants with high agronomic and environmental value have been developed for several crop species such as maize, soybean, cotton,...

Applications Of Linkage Disequilibrium And Association Mapping In Crop Plants

ERSOZ1, JIANMING YU1 AND EDWARD S. BUCKLER1-2- 1 Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853, USA 2USDA-ARS, US Plant, Soil and Nutrition Laboratory, Ithaca, NY, 14853-2901 Abstract The investigations of patterns of linkage disequilibrium for designing association-mapping studies are fast becoming a method of interest for complex trait dissection and improvement practices in many crop plants. The methodology and its applications to crop improvement, to date...