About Medicago HAPMAP

We are building a hapmap based on short-read sequencing of approximately 300 inbred Medicago truncatula accessions. This provides a foundation for discovering single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), insertions/ deletions (INDELs) and copy number variants (CNV's) at very high resolution among the Medicago lines. The resulting database of sequence variants establishes a basis for describing population structure and identifying genome segments with shared ancestry (haplotypes) - and thereby creates a long-term, community resource for genome-wide association studies.
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