Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) represent the most frequent variations in eukaryotic genomes. For example, the frequency of SNPs is one per kilobase in human , one every 78 base pair (bp) in grapevine , and one every 43 bp in maize . SNPs have proven to be useful genetic tools in many genetic studies, including molecular breeding, population genomics, genetic diversity, and cultivar identification .
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