Genotyping Tools for the Octoploid Strawberry

  • Robert VickerstaffEmail author
Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)


Genotyping is the process of determining which set of alleles an individual has at a set of loci in its genome. An expanding set of techniques have become available for genotyping the cultivated, octoploid strawberry, beginning in the early 2000s. Despite the complexity of an allopolyploid genome, it has never the less proven possible to obtain reliable genotypic data from strawberry. With the decreasing cost of sequencing and other related technologies, more genotyping methods will continue to be developed and are likely to become integrated into research and breeding programs, even following the expected release of a comprehensive genome sequence in the near future. This chapter explores a range of genotyping techniques and covers the additional procedures sometimes required to make them function for the cultivated strawberry, providing a detailed look at genetic mapping as a key use of genotyping data.


Fragaria × ananassa Genetic mapping Target capture Microarray Genotyping-by-sequencing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NIAB EMREast MallingUK

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