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Microsatellite diversity and broad scale geographic structure in a model legume: building a set of nested core collection for studying naturally occurring variation in Medicago truncatula

Joëlle Ronfort1*, Thomas Bataillon12, Sylvain Santoni1, Magalie Delalande1, Jacques L David1 and Jean-Marie Prosperi1

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1 UMR 1097 « Diversité et Adaptation des Plantes Cultivées », INRA Montpellier, Domaine de Melgueil 34130 Mauguio, France

2 Department of Genetics and Ecology, Bioinformatics Research Center, University of Aarhus, Høgh-Guldbergs Gade 10, Building 1090, DK-8000 Århus C, Denmark

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BMC Plant Biology 2006, 6:28  doi:10.1186/1471-2229-6-28

Published: 13 December 2006

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Table S4 Microsatellite genotyping data (n = 346).

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Figure S1 (Log) Likelihood of the data (n = 266) as a function of K (the number of groups used to stratify the sample). For each K value, 5 independent runs were considered.

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Table S2: Composition of groups obtained for different values of K (n = 266).

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Table S3 Composition of the set of nested core-collections assembled to represent naturally occurring variation in Medicago truncatula ssp truncatula.

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Table S1 list of the 346 accessions (inbred lines) analysed in the present study and associated geographical data.

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