Project abstract for group steffenb

Exploiting Wild Species for Cultivated Cereal Improvement

These researchers have been using MSI facilities to run extensive analyses for estimating the number of subpopulations in the Wild Barley Diversity Collection. This information, in turn, is used in the group's association mapping studies. They are currently mapping genes for resistance to seven different diseases of barley. They are currently working with data matrices that include 9,000 SNP markers and up to 3,000 genotypes. This necessitates the use of MSI's computer power to run structure analyses and then store these data.

A bibliography of this group’s publications acknowledging MSI is attached.