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Distinct Genetic Architectures for Male and Female Inflorescence Traits of Maize

  • Patrick J. Brown mail,

    pjb34@illinois.edu (PJ Brown); torbert@purdue.edu (TR Rocheford)

    Affiliations: Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Narasimham Upadyayula,

    Affiliation: Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Gregory S. Mahone,

    Affiliation: Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Feng Tian,

    Affiliation: Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Peter J. Bradbury,

    Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Sean Myles,

    Affiliation: Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • James B. Holland,

    Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service and Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Sherry Flint-Garcia,

    Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service and Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Michael D. McMullen,

    Affiliation: United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service and Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America

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  • Edward S. Buckler,

    Affiliations: Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Torbert R. Rocheford mail

    pjb34@illinois.edu (PJ Brown); torbert@purdue.edu (TR Rocheford)

    Affiliations: Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

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  • Published: November 17, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002383

About the Authors

Patrick J. Brown, Feng Tian, Sean Myles, Edward S. Buckler
Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Patrick J. Brown, Narasimham Upadyayula, Gregory S. Mahone, Torbert R. Rocheford
Department of Crop Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Peter J. Bradbury, Edward S. Buckler
United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service, Robert W. Holley Center for Agriculture and Health, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
James B. Holland
United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service and Department of Crop Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
Sherry Flint-Garcia, Michael D. McMullen
United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service and Division of Plant Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, United States of America
Edward S. Buckler
Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Torbert R. Rocheford
Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JB Holland, MD McMullen, ES Buckler, TR Rocheford. Performed the experiments: PJ Brown, N Upadyayula, GS Mahone, S Flink-Garcia. Analyzed the data: PJ Brown, ES Buckler, TR Rocheford. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PJ Brown, F Tian, PJ Bradbury, S Myles. Wrote the paper: PJ Brown, F Tian, JB Holland, MD McMullen, ES Buckler, TR Rocheford.