Linkage group alignment of sorghum RFLP maps using a RIL mapping population

Subudhi, P.K. and Nguyen, H.T. (2000) Linkage group alignment of sorghum RFLP maps using a RIL mapping population. Genome, 43 (2). pp. 240-249.

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Several molecular maps have been constructed in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor L. Moench) using a variety of probes from different grass species such as sorghum, maize, sugarcane, rice, oat, and barley. In order to enhance the utility of the existing mapping information by the sorghum research community, alignment and integration of all major molecular maps is necessary. To achieve this objective, a genetic map of 214 loci with a total map distance of 1200 cM was constructed using 98 F7 sorghum recombinant inbred lines (RILs) from a cross between two inbred lines, B35 and Tx7000. Few cDNA clones of sorghum and maize related to photosynthesis and drought stress were mapped on this map for the first time. Five major restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) maps independently developed in this species were used for alignment purpose. The distributions of previously mapped markers were compared with their respective sorghum maps to align each of the linkage groups. In general, consistent linear order among markers was maintained in all the linkage maps. The successful alignment of these RFLP maps will now allow selection of a large number of markers for any region of the sorghum genome with many potential applications ranging from fine mapping and marker-assisted selection to map-based cloning for the improvement of sorghum and related species.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Plant Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, MS 2122, Lubbock, TX 79409–2122, USA
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Genetics/Genomics
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 22:26
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2010 19:35
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