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Research Article

A Nonparametric Test Reveals Selection for Rapid Flowering in the Arabidopsis Genome

  • Christopher Toomajian mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: cmtoomaj@alumni.uchicago.edu

    Affiliation: Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Tina T Hu,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Maria José Aranzana,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    ¤ Current address: Department de Genètica Vegetal, Consorci Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas-Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Clare Lister,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Chunlao Tang,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Honggang Zheng,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Keyan Zhao,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Peter Calabrese,

    Affiliation: Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Caroline Dean,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Magnus Nordborg

    Affiliation: Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: April 25, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040137

About the Authors

Christopher Toomajian, Tina T Hu, Maria José Aranzana, Chunlao Tang, Honggang Zheng, Keyan Zhao, Peter Calabrese, Magnus Nordborg
Molecular and Computational Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Clare Lister, Caroline Dean
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Colney, Norwich, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: cmtoomaj@alumni.uchicago.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

CT, TTH, PC, CD, and MN conceived and designed the experiments. CT, TTH, KZ, and PC carried out the analysis. MJA, CL, CT, and HZ provided FRI genotypes and flowering time data. CT and MN wrote the paper.