Professor James Anderson

CFANS Agronomy/Plant Genetics
College of Food, Ag & Nat Res Sci
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Breeding and Genetics if Wheat, Intermediate Wheatgrass, and Pennycress

These researchers are mapping genes in wheat, intermediate wheatgrass, and field pennycress that control important traits, including disease resistance, seed quality, and morphological traits. Segregated populations of 100-200 lines, Association Mapping panels, and breeding lines for genomic selection are phenotyped in appropriate environments, and populated with several hundred to several thousand DNA markers to identify DNA markers associated with genes or QTLs affecting the trait or develop genomic selection models. Genotyping-by-sequencing is being used to quickly build linkage map and identify linkages with causal genes. MSI resources used include mapping and genotyping software and storage space for data.

A Research Spotlight about this PI's work appeared in June 2016.

Project Investigators

Research Assistant Kayla Altendorf
Professor James Anderson
Prabin Bajgain
Ratan Chopra
Emily Conley
Kevin Dorn
Jennifer Flor
Max Fraser
Katherine Frels
liangliang Gao
Jennifer LaValley
Rosa Lozano
Mr Godwin Macharia
Cyrus Ndung'U
Susan Reynolds
Brian Seda
Margaret Turner
Bernice Waweru
 
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