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Our research in functional mapping of complex traits was mentioned in Nature Reviews Genetics Vol 5 No 4 (2004)

Using a recent statistical model for genome-genome interactions, we have discovered an embryo QTL that interacts with an endosperm QTL in an additive additive epistatic manner to regulate gel consistency expressed in the endosperm in rice. This detected embryo QTL is just located at the position of a candidate gene, known as Waxy, on chromosome 6 that determines some major steps of amylose biosynthesis in cereals. Is it cool? This doscovery very well validates our statistical model!


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