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Mu Transposon Insertion Sites and Meiotic Recombination Events Co-Localize with Epigenetic Marks for Open Chromatin across the Maize Genome

  • Sanzhen Liu,

    Affiliations: Interdepartmental Genetics Graduate Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Cheng-Ting Yeh,

    Affiliations: Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Tieming Ji,

    Affiliations: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Kai Ying,

    Affiliations: Interdepartmental Genetics Graduate Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Haiyan Wu,

    Affiliation: Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

    Current address: Roche Global Pharma Development Center, Shanghai, China

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  • Ho Man Tang,

    Affiliation: Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Yan Fu,

    Affiliations: Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Center for Carbon Capturing Crops, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Dan Nettleton,

    Affiliation: Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Patrick S. Schnable mail

    schnable@iastate.edu

    Affiliations: Interdepartmental Genetics Graduate Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America, Center for Carbon Capturing Crops, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

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  • Published: November 20, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000733
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Sanzhen Liu, Kai Ying, Patrick S. Schnable
Interdepartmental Genetics Graduate Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Sanzhen Liu, Kai Ying, Patrick S. Schnable
Department of Genetics, Development, and Cell Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Cheng-Ting Yeh, Ho Man Tang, Patrick S. Schnable
Center for Plant Genomics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Cheng-Ting Yeh, Yan Fu, Patrick S. Schnable
Department of Agronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Tieming Ji, Haiyan Wu, Patrick S. Schnable
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Program, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Tieming Ji, Dan Nettleton
Department of Statistics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America
Yan Fu, Patrick S. Schnable
Center for Carbon Capturing Crops, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: schnable@iastate.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SL PSS. Performed the experiments: SL HMT. Analyzed the data: SL CTY TJ KY HW YF DN PSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SL CTY TJ KY HW DN PSS. Wrote the paper: SL CTY YF DN PSS.