Insights into the Population Structure and Association Mapping in Globe Artichoke

  • Domenico Rau
  • Monica Rodriguez
  • Giovanna Attene
  • Limbo Baghino
  • Anna Barbara Pisanu
  • Davide Sanna
  • Alberto Acquadro
  • Ezio Portis
  • Cinzia CominoEmail author
Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)


Understanding the population genetic structure of crop gene pool is a fundamental prerequisite in plant evolutionary biology and plant breeding. Based on this consideration, in this chapter we pursued two main aims. The first was to review the status of the research pointed at deciphering the population structure of the gene pools of globe artichoke. The second was to show how the use of a well-characterized germplasm collection together with deep genotyping could serve the identification of QTLs for traits of agronomic and economic relevance in globe artichoke.


Population structure Germplasm collection Association mapping QTLs GWA 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domenico Rau
    • 1
  • Monica Rodriguez
    • 1
  • Giovanna Attene
    • 1
  • Limbo Baghino
    • 2
  • Anna Barbara Pisanu
    • 2
  • Davide Sanna
    • 2
  • Alberto Acquadro
    • 3
  • Ezio Portis
    • 3
  • Cinzia Comino
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Agraria, Sezione di Agronomia, Coltivazioni Erbacee e Genetica (SACEG)Università degli Studi di SassariSassariItaly
  2. 2.Agenzia Agris Sardegna, Servizio Ricerca sui Sistemi Colturali Erbacei, Settore Innovazione dei Modelli Gestionali e Studio Della Biodiversità Nelle Colture IntensiveSassariItaly
  3. 3.DISAFA Plant Genetics and BreedingUniversity of TorinoGrugliasco, TorinoItaly

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