Skip to Main Content
Use of DNA markers in forest tree improvement researchAuthor(s): D.B. Neale; M.E. Devey; K.D. Jermstad; M.R. Ahuja; M.C. Alosi; K.A. Marshall
Source: New Forests 6 (1-4): 391-407
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
View PDF (0 B)
DescriptionDNA markers are rapidly being developed for forest trees. The most important markers are restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), polymerase chain reaction- (PCR) based markers such as random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD), and fingerprinting markers. DNA markers can supplement isozyme markers for monitoring tree improvement activities such as; estimating genetic diversity in breeding populations, germplasm identification, verifying controlled crosses, and estimating seed orchard efficiencies. Because the number of DNA markers is potentially limitless, it should be possible to map individual quantitative trait loci (QTL) by linkage analysis with high-density maps. Finally, if such associations can be found, it may also be possible to design marker-assisted breeding strategies for forest trees.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication.
- (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
CitationNeale, D.B.; Devey, M.E.; Jermstad, K.D.; Ahuja, M.R.; Alosi, M.C.; Marshall, K.A. 1992. Use of DNA markers in forest tree improvement research. New Forests 6 (1-4): 391-407.
KeywordsDNA markers, genetic maps, RFLPs
- A Genetic Linkage Map of Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) Based on Random Amplified Polymorphic DNAs
- Genetic recombinational and physical linkage analyses on slash pine
- An annotated genetic map of loblolly pine based on microsatellite and cDNA markers
XML: View XML