Linkage mapping, phenotypic characterization, and introgression analysis of crosses with safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)

  • Author / Creator
    Archibald, Catherine J.
  • An inter-specific linkage map of a backcross (BC1) population derived from a cross between C. tinctorius and C. oxyacanthus was developed using primarily microsatellite markers. A composite map, which aligned the inter-specific (C. tinctorius x C. oxyacanthus) map with an intra-specific linkage map previously developed from an F2 population of C. tinctorius, was created to search for syntenic regions. Results indicate that despite low marker saturation, there is substantial colinearity between the two linkage maps, and one translocation or inversion event. Upon subsequent self-fertilization events, phenotypes of the inter-specific backcross population were characterized in both the field (BC1S2 generation) and growth chamber (BC1S2 and BC1S3 generations), and identified several lines of agronomic interest. Introgression analysis was performed (BC1S3 generation) to assess the level of integration of C. oxyacanthus DNA into the C. tinctorius genome, and results are suggestive of less inter-specific recombination than expected.

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    Spring 2011
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    Master of Science
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    University of Alberta
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  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Cahill, James C. (Biological Sciences)
    • Coltman, David (Biological Sciences)
    • Spaner, Dean (Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Sciences)