Genetic drift research featured in G3
More evidence of how CFANS researchers are taking on the next generation of problems in genetics and crop improvement: Research by post doctoral associate Ana Poets is being featured in the most recent issue of the journal G3 (Genes, Genomes, Genetics). In the paper lead author Poets and co-author Professor Kevin Smith state that the effects of both recent and long-term selection and genetic drift are readily evident in North American barley breeding populations. The work is computational and involves analysis of a very large amount of data over multiple years of collection, focuses on barley and barley breeding history, and was the result of a major USDA grant based in CFANS. In addition to Poets and Smith, all of the authors are local, including Mohsen Mohammadi, Kiran Seth, Hongyun Wang, Thomas J. Y. Kono, Zhou Fang, Gary J. Muehlbauer, and Peter L. Morrell.