The Genetic Architecture of Maize Flowering Time

Flowering time is a complex trait that controls adaptation of plants to their local environment in the outcrossing species Zea mays

Edward S. Buckler; James B. Holland; Peter J. Bradbury; Charlotte B. Acharya; Patrick J. Brown; Chris Browne; Elhan Ersoz; Sherry Flint-Garcia; Arturo Garcia; Jeffrey C. Glaubitz; Major M. Goodman; Carlos Harjes; Kate Guill; Dallas E. Kroon; Sara Larsson; Nicholas K. Lepak; Huihui Li; Sharon E. Mitchell; Gael Pressoir; Jason A. Peiffer; Marco Oropeza Rosas; Torbert R. Rocheford; M. Cinta Romay; Susan Romero; Stella Salvo; Hector Sanchez Villeda; H. Sofia da Silva; Qi Sun; Feng Tian; Narasimham Upadyayula; Doreen Ware; Heather Yates; Jianming Yu; Zhiwu Zhang; Stephen Kresovich; Michael D. McMullen

2009

Scholarcy highlights

  • Flowering time is a complex trait that controls adaptation of plants to their local environment in the outcrossing species Zea mays
  • in a process known as heterosis
  • Even tremendous adaptations in very diverse species were produced by numerous, small additive steps
  • Differences in flowering time in maize among inbred lines were not caused by a few genes with large effects
  • a million plants were assayed in eight environments
  • we identified evidence for numerous small-effect QTLs shared among families

Need more features? Save interactive summary cards to your Scholarcy Library.