Association Genetics

The ADEPT2 project is aimed at determining the associations between natural genetic variation and complex traits (http://dendrome.ucdavis.edu/adept2). This is a collaborative project between UC Davis, North Carolina State University, University of Florida and Texas A&M University. Each partner is taking the lead on a part of the overall project and UC Davis is conducting all SNP discovery and genotyping. This will then be combined with the phenotyping being done at the partner institutes for analysis. Phenotype data is available or is being collected from five phenotypic groups, wood properties (UF), disease resistance (UF), drought resistance (NCSU), gene expression (TAMU) and metabolomics (UCD). From here we will have the foundation for looking into the diversity of the loblolly pine genome and for dissecting associations between genotypes and phenotypes.