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Research Article

High Resolution Genetic Mapping by Genome Sequencing Reveals Genome Duplication and Tetraploid Genetic Structure of the Diploid Miscanthus sinensis

  • Xue-Feng Ma,

    Affiliation: Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

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  • Elaine Jensen,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, Gogerddan, United Kingdom

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  • Nickolai Alexandrov,

    Affiliation: Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

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  • Maxim Troukhan,

    Affiliation: Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

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  • Liping Zhang,

    Affiliation: Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

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  • Sian Thomas-Jones,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, Gogerddan, United Kingdom

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  • Kerrie Farrar,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, Gogerddan, United Kingdom

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  • John Clifton-Brown,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, Gogerddan, United Kingdom

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  • Iain Donnison,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, Gogerddan, United Kingdom

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  • Timothy Swaller mail,

    tswaller@ceres-inc.com

    Affiliation: Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

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  • Richard Flavell

    Affiliation: Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America

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  • Published: March 16, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0033821

About the Authors

Xue-Feng Ma, Nickolai Alexandrov, Maxim Troukhan, Liping Zhang, Timothy Swaller, Richard Flavell
Ceres, Inc., Thousand Oaks, California, United States of America
Elaine Jensen, Sian Thomas-Jones, Kerrie Farrar, John Clifton-Brown, Iain Donnison
Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University, Gogerddan, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: tswaller@ceres-inc.com

Competing Interests

The authors, Xue-Feng Ma, Nickolai Alexandrov, Maxim Troukhan, Liping Zhang, Timothy Swaller, and Richard Flavell are employees of Ceres, Inc., a privately held company. The work of Ceres, Inc. described in this study was provided as an in-kind contribution to the “BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC): Bioenergy from Miscanthus and Salix Species” program (BSBEC-BioMASS; http://www.bsbec-biomass.org.uk/; Grant BB/G016216/1). This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XFM EJ ID TS RF. Performed the experiments: EJ LZ STJ KF JCB. Analyzed the data: XFM NA MT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EJ MT LZ. Wrote the paper: XFM NA TS.