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QTL Analysis in Arabidopsis: Theory and Practical Applications
14-16 September 2021 (to confirm)
Doris Rentsch, Prof., University of Bern
Thomas E. Juenger, Prof., The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Characters like plant size, disease resistance, and yield generally vary continuously among individuals within a population. This variation is ostensibly influenced by many genes and arises from both genetic and environmental factors. Historically, these systems have been studied with statistical methods that ignore the underlying genetic details and instead focus on population-level patterns of genetic variance and covariance.Unfortunately, this approach estimates only the composite contribution of genes and the environment to variation (nature vs. nurture) and therefore tells us little about the genetic details of individual loci. This course is an introduction to current methods used in the study of polygenetic variation in plants.
In particular, we'll explore the use of quantitative genetic experiments, quantitative trait locus (QTL) analyses, and linkage disequilibrium (LD) mapping as tools for dissecting the genetic details of continuous variation.
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University of Bern, Room TBA
Reimbursements for CUSO MPS Students:
NEW from 2021: Reimbursement of your travel tickets can be asked online through your MyCUSO.
For any question concerning reimbursement please contact the CUSO MPS coordinator Debora Zoia.
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