Christine Hackett

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Interval mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for 16 yield, agronomic and quality traits in potato was performed on a tetraploid full-sib family comprising 227 clones from a cross between processing clone 12601ab1 and table cultivar Stirling. Thirty-eight AFLP primer combinations and six SSRs provided 514 informative markers which formed a molecular(More)
Camellia sinensis is a beverage tree crop native to Southeast Asia and introductions have been made into several nonindigenous countries. No systematic assessment of genetic variability in tea has been done anywhere. In this study, random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis was used to estimate genetic diversity and taxonomic relationships in 38(More)
Breeding in raspberry is time-consuming due to the highly heterozygous nature of this perennial fruit crop, coupled with relatively long periods of juvenility. The speed and precision of raspberry breeding can be improved by genetic linkage maps, thus facilitating the development of diagnostic markers for polygenic traits and the identification of genes(More)
Interval mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL) for resistance to late blight, height, and maturity was performed on a tetraploid full-sib family of potato comprising 227 clones from a cross between a susceptible parent, 12601ab1, and a resistant cultivar, Stirling, which were of similar height and main crop maturity. Thirty-eight AFLP primer combinations(More)
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)
A combination of random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) markers has been used to locate genes controlling important developmental characters in barley. The denso dwarfing gene has been mapped to the long arm of chromosome 3H. Stepwise multiple regression was also used to identify another region of the(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)
Thirty-nine genotypes of Hordeum spontaneum were selected from three geographically separated areas (southwestern, northern, and southeastern) of the Fertile Crescent. The lines were subject to AFLP (amplified fragment length polymorphism) analysis from which a similarity matrix was produced. A dendrogram of the data showed, with two exceptions, that the(More)
This article presents methodology for the construction of a linkage map in an autotetraploid species, using either codominant or dominant molecular markers scored on two parents and their full-sib progeny. The steps of the analysis are as follows: identification of parental genotypes from the parental and offspring phenotypes; testing for independent(More)
Genetic maps are a vital tool in cultivar improvement programmes for woody perennial tree crops such as tea (Camellia sinensis). A population thought to be derived from two known, noninbred parents was scored for RAPD and AFLP markers, in order to develop a linkage map. However, a very high proportion of the markers exhibited unexpected segregation ratios(More)