Construction of genetic linkage map for Ficus carica L. based on AFLP, SSR, and SRAP markers

  • Hatice IktenEmail author
  • Selcan Sevinc Solak
  • Osman Gulsen
  • Nedim Mutlu
  • Cengiz Ikten
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A new genetic linkage map of Ficus carica (2n = 2x = 26) was constructed using 149 F1 progeny derived from the cross between two fig cultivars, ‘Bursa Siyahı’ (BS) and ‘Ak Ilek’ (AK). Fifty-two amplified fragment length polymorphism, 49 simple sequence repeat (SSR), 16 sequence-related amplified polymorphism (SRAP), and 12 sequence characterized amplified region (SCAR–SRAP) combinations were used to generate markers for the map. The BS map consisted of 229 markers, distributed to 16 linkage groups (LGs), with an average marker density of 5.98 cM and map distance of 1342 cM. The AK linkage map carried 244 markers, distributed to 16 LGs, with an average marker density of 4.90 cM and map distance of 1191 cM. The consensus map comprises 355 markers, 1474 cM in length, with average marker density of 4.15 cM. The map indicates the location of new SSRs, nine of which were transferred from related species, and might be helpful for mapping quantitative trait loci that control important horticultural traits in the future.


Fig Molecular markers F1 pseudo-test cross Consensus map ‘Bursa Siyahı’ ‘Ak Ilek’ 



We greatly thank and acknowledge to Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) for financial support of this study (Project No: TUBITAK-TOVAG-110O659), to Erbeyli Fig Research Institute-Aydin for their contribution and Akdeniz University for laboratory infrastructure and facilities. We also thank to Hilmi Kocatas for F1 progeny plants and Inci Sahin for technical help.

Author contributions

HI, CI, OG, NM, designed the research; HI, SSC performed the research; HI, CI analyzed the data; HI wrote the manuscript; and CI, OG and NM edit the manuscript.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Biotechnology, Faculty of AgricultureAkdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Horticulture, Faculty of AgricultureErciyes UniversityKayseriTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of AgricultureAkdeniz UniversityAntalyaTurkey

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