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A consensus linkage map for molecular markers and Quantitative Trait Loci associated with economically important traits in melon (Cucumis melo L.)

Aurora Diaz1, Mohamed Fergany172, Gelsomina Formisano3, Peio Ziarsolo4, José Blanca4, Zhanjun Fei5, Jack E Staub67, Juan E Zalapa6, Hugo E Cuevas68, Gayle Dace9, Marc Oliver10, Nathalie Boissot11, Catherine Dogimont11, Michel Pitrat11, René Hofstede12, Paul van Koert12, Rotem Harel-Beja13, Galil Tzuri13, Vitaly Portnoy13, Shahar Cohen14, Arthur Schaffer14, Nurit Katzir13, Yong Xu15, Haiying Zhang15, Nobuko Fukino16, Satoru Matsumoto16, Jordi Garcia-Mas2 and Antonio J Monforte12*

Author Affiliations

1 Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP). Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV)-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación (CPI), Ed. 8E. C/Ingeniero Fausto Elio s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain

2 IRTA, Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics (CSIC-IRTA-UAB), Campus UAB, Edifici CRAG, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain

3 Department of Soil, Plant, Environmental and Animal Production Sciences, Federico II University of Naples, Via Università 100, 80055 Portici, Italy

4 COMAV-UPV, Institute for the Conservation and Breeding of Agricultural Biodiversity, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, 46022 Valencia, Spain

5 Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA

6 USDA-ARS, Vegetable Crops Research Unit, Department of Horticulture, 1575 Linden Dr, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA

7 Current address: USDA-ARS, Forage and Range Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-6300, USA

8 Current address: USDA-ARS, Tropical Agricultural Research Station, 2200 Pedro Albizu Campus Ave, Mayaguez 00680-5470, Puerto Rico

9 Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA

10 Syngenta Seeds, 12 chemin de l'Hobit, F-31790 Saint-Sauveur, France

11 INRA, UR 1052, Unité de Génétique et d'Amélioration des Fruits et Légumes, Domaine St Maurice, BP 94, 84143 Montfavet Cedex, France

12 Keygene N.V. P.O. Box 216. 6700 AE Wageningen. The Netherlands

13 Institute of Plant Science, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Newe Ya'ar Research Center, Ramat Yishay 30095, Israel

14 Institute of Plant Science, Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Research Center, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel

15 National Engineering Research Center for Vegetables (NERCV), Beijing Academy Agricultural and Forestry Science, Beijing 100097, China

16 National Institute of Vegetable and Tea Science (NIVTS), 360 Kusawa, Ano, Tsu, Mie, 514-2392, Japan

17 Agronomy Department Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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BMC Plant Biology 2011, 11:111  doi:10.1186/1471-2229-11-111

Published: 28 July 2011

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Additional file 1:

Markers selected as anchor points for map integration. PowerPoint file depicting a skeleton of the IRTA map [12] and the position of the markers distributed among the collaborating laboratories for use as anchor points for map integration.

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Additional file 2:

Source of markers. Excel spreadsheet with two sheets: "Markers in ICuGI consensus map" containing the references in which markers were described and where full details may be obtained, marker type (SSR, Single Sequence Repeat; SNP, Single Nucleotide Polymorphism; RFLP, Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism; IMA, Inter Microsatellite Amplification; RAPD, Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA; AFLP Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism; indel, insertion/deletion), the forward, reverse and extension primers (for some SNPs); and "Non-mapped markers" containing the new SSR markers released by Syngenta Seeds that are polymorphic in either ARO and/or INRA mapping populations.

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Additional file 3:

Integrated melon map. Excel spreadsheet containing the position of mapped marker on 12 (I-XII) melon linkage groups.

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Additional file 4:

Consensus vocabulary for the traits positioned on the melon integrated map. Excel spreadsheet containing consensus definitions for the traits used in the different QTL mapping experiments.

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Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) located on the melon integrated map. Excel spread sheet containing the definition of the QTL located on the melon integrated map. QTL are designated according to the following rules: the first letters are the trait abbreviation, followed by a "Q", then a letter indicating the reference followed by a digit representing the LG to where the QTL maps, and the last digit distinguishes different QTL from the same publication in the same LG. The last column indicates molecular markers from the integrated map that flank the mapped QTL.

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