This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team from the US and China report on the identification of quantitative trait loci in soybean that coincide with resistance to a pesky pest known as the southern root-knot nematode. The group sifted through shallow genome sequence data for 246 inbred paleopolyploid soybean lines generated by crossing sensitive and resistant soybeans to tally up SNPs and assign them to their original parental line.

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