A high-density, integrated genetic linkage map of lettuce (Lactuca spp.)

M.J. Truco, R. Antonise, D. Lavelle, O. Ochoa, A. Kozik, H. Witsenboer, S.B. Fort, M.J.W. Jeuken, R.V. Kesseli, P. Lindhout, R. Michelmore, J. Peleman

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An integrated map for lettuce comprising of 2,744 markers was developed from seven intra- and inter-specific mapping populations. A total of 560 markers that segregated in two or more populations were used to align the individual maps. 2,073 AFLP, 152 RFLP, 130 SSR, and 360 RAPD as well as 29 other markers were assigned to nine chromosomal linkage groups that spanned a total of 1,505 cM and ranged from 136 to 238 cM. The maximum interval between markers in the integrated map is 43 cM and the mean interval is 0.7 cM. The majority of markers segregated close to Mendelian expectations in the intra-specific crosses. In the two L. saligna × L. sativa inter-specific crosses, a total of 155 and 116 markers in 13 regions exhibited significant segregation distortion. Data visualization tools were developed to curate, display and query the data. The integrated map provides a framework for mapping ESTs in one core mapping population relative to phenotypes that segregate in other populations. It also provides large numbers of markers for marker assisted selection, candidate gene identification, and studies of genome evolution in the Compositae
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-746
JournalTheoretical and Applied Genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • brassica-napus
  • aflp markers
  • recombination
  • sativa
  • populations
  • construction
  • genome
  • rflp
  • identification
  • exploitation


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