Next-generation genetics in plants

Nature. 2008 Dec 11;456(7223):720-3. doi: 10.1038/nature07629.


Natural variation presents one of the fundamental challenges of modern biology. Soon, the genome sequences of thousands of individuals will be known for each of several species. But how does the genotypic variation that will be observed among these individuals translate into phenotypic variation? Plants are in many ways ideal for addressing this question, and resources that are unmatched, except in humans, have now been developed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Arabidopsis / genetics
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genome, Plant / genetics*
  • Genomics / trends*
  • Genotype