American Beech Bark Disease Genome Project

The project aims to determine genetic architecture of disease resistance in American Beech and describe patterns of genetic and phenotypic variation. The question of interest in our study would be are the alleles or genotypes at a genetic marker associated with disease status? We will use statistical methods to test associations between SNPs and phenotypes. Here we will apply approach to associate variation of 512 full sib progeny to ~20K high confidence SNPs and identify candidate genes for resistance that contain polymorphisms reported to be associated with Beech Bark Disease (BBD).

     

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