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Research Article

Switchgrass Genomic Diversity, Ploidy, and Evolution: Novel Insights from a Network-Based SNP Discovery Protocol

  • Fei Lu,

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

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  • Alexander E. Lipka,

    Affiliations: Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Jeff Glaubitz,

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

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  • Rob Elshire,

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

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  • Jerome H. Cherney,

    Affiliation: Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Michael D. Casler,

    Affiliations: Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, 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, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

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  • Denise E. Costich mail

    d.costich@cgiar.org

    Affiliations: Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America, Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

    Current address: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Texcoco, Mexico

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  • Published: January 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003215

About the Authors

Fei Lu, Alexander E. Lipka, Jeff Glaubitz, Rob Elshire, Edward S. Buckler, Denise E. Costich
Institute for Genomic Diversity, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Alexander E. Lipka, Edward S. Buckler, Denise E. Costich
Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Jerome H. Cherney
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Michael D. Casler
Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
Michael D. Casler
Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: d.costich@cgiar.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FL ESB DEC JHC MDC. Performed the experiments: FL DEC JHC MDC. Analyzed the data: FL JG AEL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: FL DEC RE MDC JHC. Wrote the paper: FL DEC JG.