Genomics tools for QTL analysis and gene discovery

Curr Opin Plant Biol. 2004 Apr;7(2):132-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2004.01.011.


In recent years, several new genomics resources and tools have become available that will greatly assist quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and cloning of the corresponding genes. Genome sequences, tens of thousands of molecular markers, microarrays, and knock-out collections are being applied to QTL mapping, facilitating the use of natural accessions for gene discovery.

Publication types

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

MeSH terms

  • Genes, Plant / genetics*
  • Genetic Markers / genetics
  • Genome, Plant*
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Quantitative Trait Loci / genetics*


  • Genetic Markers