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A linkage map for sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) based on RFLP, RAPD, and isozyme loci

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A linkage map for sugi was constructed on the basis of restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), and isozyme loci using a three-generation pedigree prepared for genetic analysis of heartwood color. A total of 128 RFLP (123 cDNA and 5 genomic probes), 33 RAPD, 2 isozyme, and 1 morphological (dwarf) loci segregated in 73 progeny. Of the 164 segregating loci, 145 loci were distributed in 20 linkage groups. Of these loci, 91 with confirmed map positions were assigned to 13 linkage groups, covering a total of 887.3 cM. A clustering of markers with distorted segregation was observed in 6 linkage groups. In the four clusters, distortions with a reduction in the number of homozygotes from one parent only were found.

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marker-assisted selection


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This work was supported by a Grant-in-Aid from the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (Integrated Research Program for the Use of Biotechnological Procedures for Plant Breeding) and by a Grant-in-Aid from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan (Cooperative Research, no. 04304017)

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Mukai, Y., Suyama, Y., Tsumura, Y. et al. A linkage map for sugi (Cryptomeria japonica) based on RFLP, RAPD, and isozyme loci. Theoret. Appl. Genetics 90, 835–840 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00222019

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Key words

  • RFLP
  • RAPD
  • Linkage map
  • Sugi (Cryptomeria japonica)
  • Three-generation pedigree