A gene-based genetic linkage map of the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) reveals extensive synteny and gene-order conservation during 100 million years of avian evolution.

@article{Backstrm2008AGG,
  title={A gene-based genetic linkage map of the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) reveals extensive synteny and gene-order conservation during 100 million years of avian evolution.},
  author={Niclas Backstr{\"o}m and Nikoletta Karaiskou and Erica H Leder and Lars Gustafsson and Craig R Primmer and Anna Qvarnstr{\"o}m and Hans Ellegren},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={179 3},
  pages={1479-95}
}
By taking advantage of a recently developed reference marker set for avian genome analysis we have constructed a gene-based genetic map of the collared flycatcher, an important "ecological model" for studies of life-history evolution, sexual selection, speciation, and quantitative genetics. A pedigree of 322 birds from a natural population was genotyped for 384 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from 170 protein-coding genes and 71 microsatellites. Altogether, 147 gene markers and 64… CONTINUE READING