Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 72, Issue 6, pp 761–769 | Cite as

Construction of genetic linkage maps in maize and tomato using restriction fragment length polymorphisms

  • T. Helentjaris
  • M. Slocum
  • S. Wright
  • A. Schaefer
  • J. Nienhuis


Genetic linkage maps were constructed for both maize and tomato, utilizing restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) as the source of genetic markers. In order to detect these RFLPs, unique DNA sequence clones were prepared from either maize or tomato tissue and hybridized to Southern blots containing restriction enzyme-digested genomic DNA from different homozygous lines. A subsequent comparison of the RFLP inheritance patterns in F2 populations from tomato and maize permitted arrangement of the loci detected by these clones into genetic linkage groups for both species.

Key words

Restriction fragment length polymorphisms Genetic linkage maps Zea maysLycopersicon species 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Helentjaris
    • 1
  • M. Slocum
    • 1
  • S. Wright
    • 1
  • A. Schaefer
    • 1
  • J. Nienhuis
    • 1
  1. 1.NPISalt Lake CityUSA

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