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Genetic mapping in conifers. 2011. Ritland, K; Krutovsky, K.V.; Tsumura, Y.; Pelgas, B.; Isabel, N.; Bousquet, J. 2011. Chapter 5, pp. 196-238, in C. Plomion, J. Bousquet and C. Kole, eds. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifers. Edenbridge Science Publishers & CRC Press, New York.

Year: 2011

Issued by: Laurentian Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 33021

Language: English

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This chapter summarizes the history and current status of genetic mapping in conifers. We review the development of molecular markers, methods to construct genetic maps, and the resulting conifer genetic maps. Genetic maps are subdivided into (1) linkage maps of genetic markers, (2) quantitative trait loci (QTL) maps, and (3) comparative maps. Comparative maps involve alignment of marker genes and even QTLs between species. Physical mapping is also briefl y discussed. Emphasis is placed up problems and approaches unique to conifers, and the involvement of new genomics technologies.