Plant molecular diversity and applications to genomics

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2002 Apr;5(2):107-11. doi: 10.1016/s1369-5266(02)00238-8.


Surveys of nucleotide diversity are beginning to show how genomes have been shaped by evolution. Nucleotide diversity is also being used to discover the function of genes through the mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in structured populations, the positional cloning of strong QTL, and association mapping.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Evolution, Molecular
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Genomics*
  • Phenotype
  • Plants / genetics*
  • Quantitative Trait, Heritable