Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 85, Issue 5, pp 513–520 | Cite as

Towards an integrated linkage map of common bean 2. Development of an RFLP-based linkage map

  • R. O. Nodari
  • S. M. Tsail
  • R. L. Gilbertson
  • P. Gepts


A restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)-based linkage map for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) covering 827 centiMorgans (cM) was developed based on a F2 mapping population derived from a cross between BAT93 and Jalo EEP558. The parental genotypes were chosen because they exhibited differences in evolutionary origin, allozymes, phaseolin type, and for several agronomic traits. The segregation of 152 markers was analyzed, including 115 RFLP loci, 7 isozyme loci, 8 random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) marker loci, and 19 loci corresponding to 15 clones of known genes, 1 virus resistance gene, 1 flower color gene, and 1 seed color pattern gene. Using MAPMAKER and LINKAGE-1, we were able to assign 143 markers to 15 linkage groups, whereas 9 markers remained unassigned. The average interval between markers was 6.5 cM; only one interval was larger than 30 cM. A small fraction (9%) of the markers deviated significantly from the expected Mendelian ratios (1∶2∶1 or 3∶1) and mapped into four clusters. Probes of known genes belonged to three categories: seed proteins, pathogen response genes, and Rhizobium response genes. Within each category, sequences homologous to the various probes were unlinked. The I gene for bean common mosaic virus resistance is the first disease resistance gene to be located on the common bean genetic linkage map.

Key words

RFLP RAPD Linkage map Bean Common Mosaic Virus resistance Segregation distortion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. O. Nodari
    • 1
  • S. M. Tsail
    • 1
  • R. L. Gilbertson
    • 2
  • P. Gepts
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agronomy and Range ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plant PathologyUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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