A RFLP linkage map of Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. Academic Article uri icon


  • A RFLP linkage map of sorghum composed principally of markers detected with sorghum low-copy-number nuclear DNA clones has been constructed. The map spans 1789 cMs and consists of 190 loci grouped into 14 linkage groups. The 10 largest linkage groups consist of from 10 to 24 markers and from 103 to 237 cMs, and the other 4 linkage groups consist of from 2 to 5 markers and from 7 to 62 cMs. The map was derived in Sorghum bicolor ssp. bicolor by analysis of a F2 population composed of 50 plants derived from a cross of IS 3620C, a guinea line, and BTx 623, an agronomically important inbred line derived from a cross between a zera zera (a caudatum-like sorghum) and an established kafir line. The restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) frequency detected in this population using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-amplifiable low-copy-number sorghum clones and five restriction enzymes was 51%. A minimal estimate of the number of clones that detect duplicate sequences is 11 %. Null alleles occurred at 13% of the mapped RFLP loci.

published proceedings

  • Theor Appl Genet

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, G. W., Magill, C. W., Schertz, K. F., & Hart, G. E.

citation count

  • 69

complete list of authors

  • Xu, GW||Magill, CW||Schertz, KF||Hart, GE

publication date

  • January 1, 1994 11:11 AM