Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 84, Issue 1–2, pp 186–192 | Cite as

Towards an integrated linkage map of common bean

1. Development of genomic DNA probes and levels of restriction fragment length polymorphism
  • R. O. Nodari
  • E. M. K. Koinange
  • J. D. Kelly
  • P. Gepts


Two genomic libraries were established to provide markers to develop an integrated map combining molecular markers and genes for qualitative and quantitative morpho-agronomic traits in common bean. Contrasting characteristics were observed for the two libraries. While 89% of the PstI clones were classified as single-copy sequences, only 21% of the EcoRIBamHI clones belonged in that category. Clones of these two libraries were hybridized against genomic DNA of nine genotypes chosen according to their divergent evolutionary origin and contrasting agronomic traits. Eight restriction enzymes were used in this study. PstI clones revealed 80–90% polymorphism between the Andean and Middle American gene pools and 50–60% polymorphism within these gene pools. However, under the same conditions only 30% of the EcoRI-BamHI clones showed polymorphism between the Middle American and Andean gene pools. Hybridization with PstI clones to EcoRI-, EcoRV-, or HindIII-digested genomic DNA resulted in a cumulative frequency of polymorphism of approximately 80%. Hybridizations to BamHI-, HaeIII-, HinfI-, PstI-, and XbaI-digested genomic DNA detected no additional polymorphisms not revealed by the former three enzymes. In the PstI library, a positive correlation was observed between the average size of hybridizing restriction fragments and the frequency of polymorphism detected by each restriction enzyme. This relationship is consistent with the higher proportion of insertion/deletion events compared with the frequency of nucleotide substitutions observed in that library.

Key words

Phaseolus vulgaris RFLP Genetic diversity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. O. Nodari
    • 1
  • E. M. K. Koinange
    • 1
  • J. D. Kelly
    • 1
  • P. Gepts
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agronomy and Range ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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