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Genetic dissection of growth, wood basic density and gene expression in interspecific backcrosses of Eucalyptus grandis and E. urophylla

Anand Raj Kumar Kullan1, Maria M van Dyk1, Charles A Hefer13, Nicoletta Jones2, Arnulf Kanzler2 and Alexander A Myburg1*

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1 Department of Genetics, Forestry and Agricultural Biotechnology Institute (FABI), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

2 Sappi Forests Research, Shaw Research Centre, PO Box 473, Howick, 3290, South Africa

3 Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Unit, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa

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BMC Genetics 2012, 13:60  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-60

Published: 20 July 2012

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Table S1. Summary of the framework linkage maps for the E grandis BC family.

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Table S2. Summary of the framework linkage maps for the E urophylla BC family.

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Figure S1. Comparative QTL mapping of the E. grandis, E. urophylla and their F1 hybrid.

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Figure S2. Epistatic interaction identified between LG8 and 10.

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Gene expression values and genotypic data used for eQTL analysis.

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Figure S3. eQTLs for the genes underlying a major wood density QTL.

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Table S3. eQTLs identified for genes on LG8 and LG9.

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Figure S4. Additive and dominance effects segregating in F2 progeny.

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Table S4. QTLs studies reported for DBH and wood density in Eucalyptus.

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Table S5. Comparative QTL analysis for DBH among different Eucalyptus species.

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Table S6. Comparative QTLs for wood density among different Eucalyptus species.

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