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Genome-wide association studies in plants: the missing heritability is in the field

Benjamin Brachi, Geoffrey P Morris and Justin O Borevitz*

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Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

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Genome Biology 2011, 12:232  doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-10-232

Published: 28 October 2011


Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have been even more successful in plants than in humans. Mapping approaches can be extended to dissect adaptive genetic variation from structured background variation in an ecological context.