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QTL mapping in white spruce: gene maps and genomic regions underlying adaptive traits across pedigrees, years and environments

Betty Pelgas12*, Jean Bousquet2, Patrick G Meirmans13, Kermit Ritland4 and Nathalie Isabel12

Author Affiliations

1 Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Québec, Québec, G1V 4C7, Canada

2 Arborea and Canada Research Chair in Forest and Environmental Genomics, Forest Research Centre and Institute for Systems and Integrative Biology, Université Laval, Québec, Québec, G1V OA6, Canada

3 Current address: Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Universiteit van Amsterdam, PO Box 94248, 1090GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands

4 Department of Forest Science, Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia, 2424 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada

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BMC Genomics 2011, 12:145  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-145

Published: 10 March 2011

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Additional file 1:

List of gene markers retained for linkage map construction. List of primer sequences used for PCR amplification for each gene-marker retained for the construction of individual linkage maps for both crosses P and D.

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Measurements of bud flush, bud set and height growth, over three years, two sites and for two unrelated mapping populations. Statistical parameters of phenotypic data for bud flush, bud set and height growth, over three years, two sites and for two unrelated mapping populations.

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Pearson's and Spearman's (grey background) correlation coefficients for each trait measured in outdoor (VES) and indoor (AAFC) conditions for both mapping populations P and D. (* significant at 5% level; ** at 1% level; *** at 0.1% level) Phenotypic correlation coefficients within and among the three adaptive traits.

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QTLs identified for bud flush. List of QTLs identified for bud flush within each mapping population, P and D, for each environmental condition and year (QTL interval position, PPVE percent of phenotypic variance explained, LOD value, list of gene loci for each QTL).

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QTLs identified for bud set. List of QTLs identified for bud set within each mapping population, P and D, for each environmental condition and year (QTL interval position, PPVE percent of phenotypic variance explained, LOD value, list of gene loci for each QTL).

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QTLs identified for height growth. List of QTLs identified for growth within each mapping population, P and D, for each environmental condition and year (QTL interval position, PPVE percent of phenotypic variance explained, LOD value, list of gene loci for each QTL).

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