Medicago truncatula: Genetic and Genomic Resources

Marie Garmier1, Laurent Gentzbittel2, Jiangqi Wen3, Kirankumar S. Mysore3, Pascal Ratet1

1 Institute of Plant Sciences Paris‐Saclay, Université Paris Diderot, Université Sorbonne Paris‐Cité, Orsay, 2 EcoLab, Université de Toulouse, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier, Castanet‐Tolosan, 3 Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Plant Biology
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DOI:  10.1002/cppb.20058
Online Posting Date:  December, 2017
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Medicago truncatula was chosen by the legume community, along with Lotus japonicus, as a model plant to study legume biology. Since then, numerous resources and tools have been developed for M. truncatula. These include, for example, its genome sequence, core ecotype collections, transformation/regeneration methods, extensive mutant collections, and a gene expression atlas. This review aims to describe the different genetic and genomic tools and resources currently available for M. truncatula. We also describe how these resources were generated and provide all the information necessary to access these resources and use them from a practical point of view. © 2017 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords: genomics; genome sequence; genetic diversity; insertion mutagenesis; medicago truncatula; mutagenesis

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Natural Genetic Diversity: World‐Wide Locations of M. truncatula Samples
  • M. truncatula Genetic Diversity Resources
  • Use of Core Collections to Manage Biodiversity
  • The HapMap Project for Population Genomics and Genome‐Wide Association Studies
  • QTL Analyses Using Genetic Maps from Recombinant Inbred Lines Populations
  • Plant Manipulation
  • Conclusions and Perspectives
  • Acknowledgements
  • Literature Cited
  • Figures
  • Tables
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