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High density molecular linkage maps of the tomato and potato genomes.
Currently tomato and potato are among the most thoroughly mapped eukaryotic species and the availability of high density molecular linkage maps should facilitate chromosome walking, quantitative trait mapping, marker-assisted breeding and evolutionary studies in these two important and well studied crop species. Expand
Optimizing parental selection for genetic linkage maps.
The objectives of this research were to calculate polymorphism information content values of 51 low-copy DNA clones and use the resulting values to choose potential mapping parents and to identify Genotype pairs that would map more highly informative DNA clones compared with a population derived from the most polymorphic potential parents. Expand
The tomato genome sequence provides insights into fleshy fruit evolution
A high-quality genome sequence of domesticated tomato is presented, a draft sequence of its closest wild relative, Solanum pimpinellifolium, is compared, and the two tomato genomes are compared to each other and to the potato genome. Expand
The origins of genomic duplications in Arabidopsis.
It is shown that large segmental duplications cover much of the Arabidopsis thaliana genome and are primarily due to at least four different large-scale duplication events that occurred 100 to 200 million years ago. Expand
Resolution of quantitative traits into Mendelian factors by using a complete linkage map of restriction fragment length polymorphisms
The first use of a complete RFLP linkage map to resolve quantitative traits into discrete Mendelian factors, in an interspecific back-cross of tomato is reported, broadly applicable to the genetic dissection of quantitative inheritance of physiological, morphological and behavioural traits in any higher plant or animal. Expand
Seed banks and molecular maps: unlocking genetic potential from the wild.
The tools of genome research may finally unleash the genetic potential of the authors' wild and cultivated germplasm resources for the benefit of society. Expand
The SOL Genomics Network. A Comparative Resource for Solanaceae Biology and Beyond1
The overarching goal of SGN is to make information available in an intuitive comparative format, thereby facilitating a systems approach to investigations into the basis of adaptation and phenotypic diversity in the Solanaceae family, other species in the Asterid clade such as coffee (Coffea arabica), Rubiaciae, and beyond. Expand
Map-based cloning of a protein kinase gene conferring disease resistance in tomato.
A yeast artificial chromosome clone that spans the Pto region was identified and used to probe a leaf complementary DNA (cDNA) library, suggesting a role for Pto in a signal transduction pathway. Expand
The Genetic, Developmental, and Molecular Bases of Fruit Size and Shape Variation in Tomato
  • S. Tanksley
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Plant Cell Online
  • 1 June 2004
Fruit, corresponding to the plant's ovary (or ovaries), protect seed development and serve as the vehicle for seed dispersal to different habitats for species propagation. Fruit also provide humansExpand
Abundance, variability and chromosomal location of microsatellites in wheat
It was found that wheat microsatellites are relatively long containing up to 40 dinucleotide repeats, and more variation was detected with the micros satellite markers than with RFLP markers with, on average, 4.6 different alleles per microsatellite. Expand