Genome wide association analysis of sorghum mini core lines regarding anthracnose, downy mildew, and head smut.
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In previous studies, a sorghum mini core collection was scored over several years for response to Colletotrichum sublineola, Peronosclerospora sorghi, and Sporisorium reilianum, the causal agents of the disease anthracnose, downy mildew, and head smut, respectively. The screening results were combined with over 290,000 Single nucleotide polymorphic (SNP) loci from an updated version of a publicly available genotype by sequencing (GBS) dataset available for the mini core collection. GAPIT (Genome Association and Prediction Integrated Tool) R package was used to identify chromosomal locations that differ in disease response. When the top scoring SNPs were mapped to the most recent version of the published sorghum genome, in each case, a nearby and most often the closest annotated gene has precedence for a role in host defense.