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Evolutionary quantitative genetics and genomics applied to the study of sexually dimorphic traits in wild bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)Download
The independent evolution of the sexes may often be constrained if male and female homologous traits share a similar genetic architecture. Thus, cross-sex genetic covariance is assumed to play a key role in the evolution of sexual dimorphism (SD) with consequent impacts on sexual selection,...
Genetic mapping and physiological characterization of water-use efficiency in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) on the Canadian PrairiesDownload
Temporal or seasonal water deficit is one of the major factors limiting crop yield on the Canadian Prairies. Empirical knowledge suggests that carbon isotope discrimination (Δ13C), through its negative relationship with water-use efficiency (WUE), is a good index for selecting crop varieties...
Efficiency is important in wheat breeding programs. A series of studies were conducted to determine genetic differentials, map genomic regions affecting various agronomic and quality traits in conventional and organic management systems and to improve doubled haploid (DH) technology in spring...
Quantitative trait loci and genomewide association mapping in western Canadian spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)Download
Early maturity, grain yield and grain protein content are some of the important traits in western Canadian wheat breeding programs. A series of experiments were conducted to explore the genetic basis of days to heading, and maturity, plant height, grain protein, grain yield and related traits. In...
A whole genome scan was conducted to identify and fine map QTL regions for ultrasound and carcass merit traits in beef cattle. A total of 465 steers and bulls, genotyped for 4592 SNPs, were analysed for 16 ultrasound and carcass merit traits using interval mapping, single marker regression and...