Use of latent factor mixed model to analyze allele climate association in a panel of ICARDA durum wheat accessions
The purpose of the current study was to appraise desirable associations between allele frequencies and environmental variables for a set of North African durum wheat landraces using latent factor mixed models. Speci cally: To examine the correlation, covariance and variance structure of the data. To assess probable confounding e ects which could impact results interpretation. To assay the association between allele frequencies and environmental variables after correction of latent factors.