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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Developing Genetic Linkage Map and Cdna Subtraction Library for Watermelon

Authors
item Levi, Amnon
item Thomas, Claude
item Davis, Angela
item Reddy, O. U. K. - WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVE
item Xu, Y. - NERCV, BEIJING, CHINA
item Zhang, X. - SYNGENTA SEEDS
item King, S. - TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
item Hernandez, A. - UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
item Gusmini, G. - N. C. STATE UNIVERSITY
item Wehner, T. - N. C. STATE UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: February 18, 2005
Publication Date: July 18, 2005
Citation: Levi, A., Thomas, C.E., Davis, A.R., Reddy, O., Xu, Y., Zhang, X., King, S., Hernandez, A., Gusmini, G., Wehner, T. 2005. Developing genetic linkage map and cdna subtraction library for watermelon [Abstract]. HortScience. 40:1089.

Technical Abstract: Genetic linkage map is being constructed for watermelon based on a testcross population and an F2 population. The testcross map comprises 262 markers (RAPD, ISSR, AFLP, SSR and ASRP markers) and covers 1,350 cM. The map comprises 11 large linkage groups (50.7-155.2 cM), 5 medium-size linkage groups (37.5-46.2 cM), and 16 small linkage groups (4.2-31.4 cM). Most AFLP markers are clustered on two linkage regions, while all other marker types are randomly dispersed on the genome. Many of the markers in this study are skewed from the classical (Mendelian) segregation ratio of1:1 in the testcross or the 3:1 ratio in the F2 population. Although the skewed segregation, marker order appeared to be consistent in linkage groups of the testcross and F2 population. A cDNA library was constructed using RNA isolated from watermelon flesh 1 week (rapid cell division stage), 2 weeks (cell growth and storage deposition stage, 4 weeks (maturation stage), and 5 weeks (post-maturation stage) post pollination. Over 1,020 cDNA clones were sequenced, and were analyzed using the Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST). The sequenced cDNA clones were designated as expressed sequenced tag (EST) markers and will be used in mapping analysis of watermelon genome.

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