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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2003

Characterization of mixed disomic and polysomic inheritance in the octoploid strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) using AFLP mapping

Lerceteau-Köhler, Estelle; Guérin, G.; Laigret, F.; Denoyes-Rothan, B.


A two-way pseudo-testcross strategy, combined with Single Dose Restriction Fragment (SDRF) marker analysis, was used for genetic mapping in the octoploid cultivated strawberry Fragaria x ananassa (2n=8x=56). Based on a 113 full-sib progeny from a cross between the variety Capitola and the clone CF1116, we generated two parental maps using Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism (AFLP) markers. Ninety two percent of the markers (727 out of 789) showed ratios corresponding to simplex markers (the majority being SDRF markers), and 8% (62 out of 789) fitted a multiplex ratio. Linkage maps were first established using SDRF markers in coupling phase. The female map comprised 235 markers distributed among 43 co-segregation groups, giving a map size of 1,604 cM. On the male map, 280 markers were assigned to 43 co-segregation groups, yielding a map size of 1,496 cM. Once the co-segregation groups were established, their association was tested using repulsion-phase markers. In total, taking into account associations representing the same linkage groups, 30 linkage groups were detected on the female side and 28 on the male side. On the female map, 68.3% of the pairwise marker linkages were in coupling versus 31.7% in repulsion phase, and the corresponding figures on the male map were 72.2% and 27.8%, respectively. In addition, both groups linked only in the coupling phase and groups linked in the repulsion phase were characterized. The observations suggest that the meiotic behavior of the F. x ananassa genome is neither fully disomic nor fully polysomic, but rather mixed. The genome may not be as completely diploidized as previously assumed.


AFLPs; Fragaria x ananassa; linkage map; polyploidy; strawberry

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TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics
2003, volume: 107, number: 4, pages: 619-628

Authors' information

Lerceteau-Köhler, Estelle
Guérin, G.
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Laigret, F.
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)
Denoyes-Rothan, B.
National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA)

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Genetics and Breeding

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