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Molecular markers and their applications in wheat breeding

Gupta, P.K., Varshney, R.K.ORCID: 0000-0002-4562-9131, Sharma, P.C. and Ramesh, B. (1999) Molecular markers and their applications in wheat breeding. Plant Breeding, 118 (5). pp. 369-390.

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In recent years, considerable emphasis has been placed on the development of molecular markers to be used for a variety of objectives. This review attempts to give an account of different molecular markers—restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), random amplified polymorphic DNAs (RAPDs), sequence-tagged sites (STS), DNA amplification fingerprinting (DAF), amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs) and microsatellites (STMS)—currently available for genome mapping and for tagging different traits in wheat. Other markers, including microsatellite-primed polymerase chain reaction (MP-PCR), expressed sequence tags (ESTs) and single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are also discussed. Recent information on synteny in cereal genomes, marker-assisted selection, marker validation and their relevance to cereal breeding in general and wheat breeding in particular are also examined.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
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