Qualitative and Quantitative Trait Polymorphisms in Maize

  • Qin Yang
  • Mingliang Xu


A comprehensive overview is provided on polymorphisms for quantitative and qualitative agronomic traits, which have been identified in maize. Information on the underlying genes and sequence motifs, genetic effects, as well as derived marker assays (if established) will be presented, and thus made readily available to the maize community. With advances in high-throughput genotyping technologies and phenotyping platforms, combined with sophisticated bioinformatic tools, genome-wide trait-marker association analysis and gene/QTL discovery becomes more cost-effective and time-saving, which greatly accelerates systemic dissection of quantitative trait polymorphisms (QTPs) affecting agronomic traits.


Quantitative Trait Locus Cinnamyl Alcohol Dehydrogenase Maize Inbred Line Maize Kernel Quality Protein Maize 
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  1. 1.National Maize Improvement Center of ChinaChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingP.R. China

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