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We report genetic maps for diploid (D) and tetraploid (AtDt) Gossypium genomes composed of sequence-tagged sites (STS) that foster structural, functional, and evolutionary genomic studies. The maps include, respectively, 2584 loci at 1.72-cM ( approximately 600 kb) intervals based on 2007 probes (AtDt) and 763 loci at 1.96-cM ( approximately 500 kb)(More)
Dense coverage of the rice genome with polymorphic DNA markers is an invaluable tool for DNA marker-assisted breeding, positional cloning, and a wide range of evolutionary studies. We have aligned drafts of two rice subspecies, indica and japonica, and analyzed levels and patterns of genetic diversity. After filtering multiple copy and low quality sequence,(More)
Cot-based cloning and sequencing (CBCS) is a powerful tool for isolating and characterizing the various repetitive components of any genome, combining the established principles of DNA reassociation kinetics with high-throughput sequencing. CBCS was used to generate sequence libraries representing the high, middle, and low-copy fractions of the chicken(More)
Invertebrate interspecific developmental patterns can be highly variable and, taxonomically, are considered only weakly constrained. Intraspecifically, some invertebrate species possess multiple developmental modes-a condition known as poecilogony. Closer examination of most putative poecilogenous species, however, has not supported poecilogony, but rather(More)
We report a genetic recombination map for Sorghum of 2512 loci spaced at average 0.4 cM ( approximately 300 kb) intervals based on 2050 RFLP probes, including 865 heterologous probes that foster comparative genomics of Saccharum (sugarcane), Zea (maize), Oryza (rice), Pennisetum (millet, buffelgrass), the Triticeae (wheat, barley, oat, rye), and(More)
A major constraint to the application of biotechnology to the improvement of the allotetraploid peanut, or groundnut ( Arachis hypogaea L.), has been the paucity of polymorphism among germplasm lines using biochemical (seed proteins, isozymes) and DNA markers (RFLPs and RAPDs). Six sequence-tagged microsatellite (STMS) markers were previously available that(More)
Rhizomes are organs of fundamental importance to plant competitiveness and invasiveness. We have identified genes expressed at substantially higher levels in rhizomes than other plant parts, and explored their functional categorization, genomic organization, regulatory motifs, and association with quantitative trait loci (QTLs) conferring rhizomatousness.(More)
We investigated the utility of the Gossypium arboreum EST sequences in the GenBank database for developing PCR-based markers targeting known-function genes in cultivated tetraploid cottons, G. hirsutum and G. barbadense. Four hundred sixty-five randomly selected ESTs from this library were subjected to BLASTn search against all GenBank databases, of which(More)
Cot-based sequence discovery represents a powerful means by which both low-copy and repetitive sequences can be selectively and efficiently fractionated, cloned, and characterized. Based upon the results of a Cot analysis, hydroxyapatite chromatography was used to fractionate sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) genomic DNA into highly repetitive (HR), moderately(More)
The scarcity of genetic polymorphism in Arachis hypogaea (peanut), as in other monophyletic polyploid species, makes it especially vulnerable to nematode, bacterial, fungal, and viral pathogens. Although no disease resistance genes have been cloned from peanut itself, the conserved motifs in cloned resistance genes from other plant species provide a means(More)