Genetic Linkage Map of the Model Legume Lotus japonicus
Leguminosae is the third largest family of angiosperms and includes agronomically important crops such as soybean, pea, and bean. However, molecular genetic analyses of agronomically important traits of these crops have been hampered by a large genome size or complexity, and/or low transformation frequencies. Regarding these aspects, a legume Lotus japonicus (Regel) Larsen has many appropriate features as a model legume, namely, diploidy (2n = 12), self fertility, small genome size (432 Mb, Pedrosa et al. 2002; 442 Mb, Ito et al. 2000; 494Mb, Kawasaki and Murakami 2000), short life cycle, and high transformability with Agrobacterium (Handberg and Stougaard 1992; Stiller et al. 1997).
KeywordsLinkage Group Amplify Fragment Length Polymorphism Simple Sequence Repeat Marker Amplify Fragment Length Polymorphism Marker Codominant Marker
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