Christine Anne Hackett

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The genome of potato, a major global food crop, was recently sequenced. The work presented here details the integration of the potato reference genome (DM) with a new sequence-tagged site marker-based linkage map and other physical and genetic maps of potato and the closely related species tomato. Primary anchoring of the DM genome assembly was accomplished(More)
An earlier program, TetraploidMap, enabled linkage analysis to be performed for autotetraploid species, with a text-based input and output. The current program, TetraploidMap for Windows, is considerably enhanced, and now goes beyond linkage analysis to perform quantitative trait locus (QTL) interval mapping, with a range of models and thresholds assessed(More)
New sequencing and genotyping technologies have enabled researchers to generate high density SNP genotype data for mapping populations. In polyploid species, SNP data usually contain a new type of information, the allele dosage, which is not used by current methodologies for linkage analysis and QTL mapping. Here we extend existing methodology to use dosage(More)
Statistical methods for mapping quantitative trait loci relative to genetic markers are now well established for continuous traits with normal distributions. However, many traits of economic importance are recorded on a discrete, ordinal scale. Here we describe a model developed for the analysis of ordinal traits, such as degree of difficulty in calving or(More)
We explored the use of genotyping by sequencing (GBS) on a recombinant inbred line population (GPMx) derived from a cross between the two-rowed barley cultivar ‘Golden Promise’ (ari-e.GP/Vrs1) and the six-rowed cultivar ‘Morex’ (Ari-e/vrs1) to map plant height. We identified three Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL), the first in a region encompassing the spike(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic resistance to barley leaf rust caused by Puccinia hordei involves both R genes and quantitative trait loci. The R genes provide higher but less durable resistance than the quantitative trait loci. Consequently, exploring quantitative or partial resistance has become a favorable alternative for controlling disease. Four quantitative trait(More)
Corky ringspot disease (CRS) resistance is an ideal target trait for breeding using marker-assisted selection (MAS) due to the high variability in field disease incidence that complicates screening for resistance. To develop molecular marker(s) associated with CRS resistance, a linkage map was constructed for a tetraploid population of 92 genotypes in order(More)
Nitrogen is a macronutrient present in a wide range of cellular compounds including proteins, nucleic acids, amino acids and lipids. The levels of nitrogen often regulate many aspects of plant metabolism, growth and development. Extensive research has been conducted into the effects of N nutrition in model plants, however relatively little is known about(More)
A simulation study was performed to investigate the effects of missing values, typing errors and distorted segregation ratios in molecular marker data on the construction of genetic linkage maps, and to compare the performance of three locus-ordering criteria (weighted least squares, maximum likelihood and minimum sum of adjacent recombination fractions(More)
BACKGROUND The detrimental effects of mild winter temperatures on the consistency of cropping of blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) in parts of Europe have led to increasing interest in the genetic control of dormancy release in this species. This study examined patterns of gene expression in leaf buds of blackcurrant to identify key differential changes in(More)