Identification of traits associated with growth under alternate wetting and drying and permanently flooded irrigation
A new study published in Frontiers in Plant Science utilises 266 accessions of aus isolates of rice and skim sequencing at ~4x depth to perform genome wide association of SNPS and traits caused by growth in alternate wetting and drying, and permanently flooded irrigation. These rice isolates form the new Bengal and Assam Aus Panel (BAAP) and it is hoped that studies such as this uncover the full genetic diversity of rice allowing for more efficient use of isolates in agriculture. Previous CGEBM bioinformaticians Dr. Susan Fairley and Dr. Eduardo de Paiva Alves both significantly contributed to the analysis of this data whilst working here at the University of Aberdeen.
For more details, the full paper can be viewed here.
For more information on the work carried out by Dr. Adam Price and his team, see his university profile.