A quantitative genomics map of rice provides genetic insights and guides breeding
Host: Han Yangshuo
Date: 09 Mar 2022
Extensive allelic variation in agronomically important genes serves as the basis of rice breeding. Here, we present a comprehen- sive map of rice quantitative trait nucleotides (QTNs) and inferred QTN effects based on eight genome-wide association study cohorts. Population genetic analyses revealed that domestication, local adaptation and heterosis are all associated with QTN allele frequency changes. A genome navigation system, RiceNavi, was developed for QTN pyramiding and breeding route opti- mization, and implemented in the improvement of a widely cultivated indica variety. This work presents an efficient platform that bridges ever-increasing genomic knowledge and diverse improvement needs in rice.