• Molecular dissection of maize seedling salt tolerance using a genome‐wide association analysis method

    7 days ago - By Wiley

    Summary
    Salt stress is a major devastating abiotic factor that affects the yield and quality of maize. However, knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of the responses to salt stress in maize is limited. To elucidate the genetic basis of salt tolerance traits, a genome‐wide association study was performed on 348 maize inbred lines under normal and salt stress conditions using 557 894 single nucleotide polymorphisms. The phenotypic data for 27 traits revealed coefficients of variation of > 25%. In total, 149 significant SNPs explaining 6.6%-11.2% of the phenotypic variation for each SNP were...
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