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Graduate Student's Paper One of Plant Science Journal's Most Viewed

NDSU Plant Sciences Ph.D. candidate Samira Mafi Moghaddam authored a paper that is one of the most viewed research articles in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science.
Graduate Student's Paper One of Plant Science Journal's Most Viewed

Samira Mafi Moghaddam

NDSU Plant Sciences Ph.D. candidate Samira Mafi Moghaddam authored a paper that is one of the most viewed research papers in the journal Frontiers in Plant Science (http://www.frontiersin.org/Plant_Science). Dr. Phil McClean, director of the Genomics & Bioinformatics program and professor in dry bean genetics in the Department of Plant Sciences at NDSU, is Mafi Moghaddam's graduate program adviser.  The paper is entitled “Developing Market Class Specific InDel Markers from Next Generation Sequence Data in Phaseolus vulgaris L.” The paper was a result of research conducted by Mafi Moghaddam in collaboration with a national team of researchers as part of the USDA Common Bean Coordinated Agricultural Project (Bean CAP) (http://www.beancap.org/).

Next generation sequence data provides valuable information and tools for genetic and genomic research and offers new insights that can be applied to marker development. Through the group’s research, a new collection of approximately 3000 InDel (insertion-deletion) markers were developed by mining a large set of sequence data for 14 varieties of common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L).  This genome-wide set of markers are very inexpensive and of great utility for international breeding programs with limited budgets.

Collaborative researchers and contributing authors on the paper included Sujan Mamidi, Rian Lee and Juan Osorno, NDSU Department of Plant Sciences; Qijian Song and Perry Cregan, Soybean Genomics and Improvement Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD; and Jeremy Schmutz, HudsonAlpha Institute, Huntsville, AL.

Because of the high viewership of the article, the paper was featured in the “Frontiers Top 10 Most Viewed Plant Science Research Articles” blog post.  The paper can be viewed on the Frontiers in Plant Science website at http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpls.2014.00185/abstract.  

Source: Samira Mafi Moghaddam, samira.mafi@ndsu.edu; Phil McClean, 701-231-8443, phillip.mcclean@ndsu.edu
Author: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123, kamie.a.beeson@ndsu.edu

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