A Molecular Marker-Based Linkage Map of Vitis

Genome 38:786-794 (1995)

M. A. Lodhi, M. J. Daly, G.-N. Ye, N. F. Weeden and B. I. Reisch


Genetic linkage maps of Vitis (2n=38) have been constructed from a single interspecific hybrid grape population (60 seedlings) of 'Cayuga White' x 'Aurore'. The maps were primarily based on 422 RAPD markers but also included 16 RFLP and isozyme markers. These maps had an average distance of 6.1 cM between markers and were developed using a double-pseudotestcross strategy. The 'Cayuga White' map had 214 markers covering 1196 cM and that of 'Aurore' spanned over 1477 cM with 225 markers. The 'Cayuga White' map consisted of 20 linkage groups whereas 22 linkage groups comprised the 'Aurore' map. The number of groups reduced to 19 as in some instances two or more groups from one parent showed homology with a single group from the other parent on the basis of markers heterozygous in both parents. Each linkage group ranged in size from 14 to 135 cM in 'Aurore' and 14 to 124 cM in 'Cayuga White'. These maps provide enough coverage of the genome to allow quantitative trait locus analysis and map-based gene cloning.

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