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January 23, 2015

A four-year-old P. trichocarpa in a common garden

Rapid gene discovery and validation using the BESC Populus association population
Complementary QTL and association mapping are powerful tools for rapid gene discovery with no a priori candidate gene selection. This proof of concept in a perennial organism opens up opportunities for discovery of novel genetic determinants of economically important but complex traits in plants.

BioEnergy Science Center one of three DOE Bioenergy Research Centers established by the U.S. Department of Energy.